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TOP STORIES –Friday, April 14, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

14 April 2023, Friday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Bar Exams

-3,992 examinees pass the 2022 Bar Exams, 2022 Bar chair Associate Justice Caguioa announces

-Marcos to 2022 Bar exam passers: Serve country with integrity, compassion

-House Speaker Martin Romualdez urges 3,992 new Bar passers to become a catalyst of change

-Manila congressman has serious message for Bar passerss

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Daily Tribune, Philstar, Rappler, Inquirer, News5, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News, DZMM, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times]


2. Amang aftermath

-PAGASA: Scattered rain showers to prevail over Bataan, Zambales; improved weather elsewhere as LPA weakens

-LPA off Zambales to bring rains across Luzon —PAGASA

-95,300 affected by TD 'Amang' — NDRRMC

-‘Amang’ damage to agri sector now at P12.34M

- It's now hot and humid weather after the rain—Pagasa

[ABS-CBN News, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, Malaya, Philstar]


3. Palace names new appointees under Marcos administration

[GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News]


4. Degamo slay case

-Degamo widow tells Bato: Don’t let Teves join hearing remotely

-Rep. Teves' camp hopes Senate probe into Degamo killing won't be a 'witch hunt'

 [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Times, Philstar] https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/4/14/Teves-motion-dismissal-illegal-possession-firearms-explosives-case-.html

5. Teves seeks dismissal of illegal possession of firearms, explosives cases for 'lack of evidence'

[ABS-CBN News, News5, Philstar, GMA News]


6. Ex-PNP deputy chief for ops Santos denies involvement in alleged shabu case cover-up; to attend Senate probe 

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, Philstar]


7. WHO panel to meet in May on whether COVID-19 still a public health emergency; says slight rise in PH’s Covid-19 cases not yet a concern

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL]


8. DMW, DSWD to provide cash aid to unpaid OFWs in Saudi Arabia

[ABS-CBN news, CNN PHL, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]


9. Balikatan/EDCA

-US, PH troops perform loading, offloading exercises in Aurora

-Balikatan: PH, US troops to train on mass casualty response

-AFP fully-equipped to defend PH in 3-5 years, envoy says

-Envoy: PH not interested in taking second-hand US military equipment

-Prayer rallies vs EDCA slated in Cagayan

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


10. Foreign relations

-Amb. Romualdez: PH not looking for conflict with China

-China insists on 'indisputable' sovereignty in SCS

-PH, US focus attention on emergent concerns in future agenda

- Xilian will deliver a message at the 8th Manila Forum for Philippines-China Relations

-US trade chief to visit Philippines next week

[Manila Times, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, News5, Inquirer]


11. Manhunt launched for Bantag, Zulueta —CIDG

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News]


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