Retired police general Rudy Lacadin testifies during a Senate hearing on the interference of PNP chief PGen. Oscar Albayalde in the 2013 drug operation in Mexico, Pampanga. Malacañang refuses to acknowledge the on-going traffic crisis in the country as Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo accepts the "Commute Challenge," vowing to ride public transportations around the metro. Motorists complain as a one-way traffic scheme at SLEX East Service Road causes heavy traffic. Boracay voted the best island in Asia by Conde Nast Traveler in its 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards.