AMERICA-WASHINGTON: US SENATE HEARING – Mike Pompeo (Kentucky) faces uphill battle in Senate confirmation hearing for secretary of State job

Protesters stand and chant with placards as U.S. Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo arrives to testify before the Senate

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POLITICS-GOV’T: MANILA – House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to heed President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to remove Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. . “It will be done once we resume sessions,” Alvarez told INQUIRER.net in a text

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