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TOP STORIES –Saturday, April 15, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

15 April 2023, Saturday, as of 4:00 p.m.

President Marcos conducts an aerial inspection of areas affected by the oil spill in Oriental Mindoro and other nearby communities on April 15, 2023. (RTVM screenshots)

 1. Mindoro Oil Spill

-Marcos wants faster pace of oil spill response

-Mindoro oil spill:  Income loss hits P400 million due to fishing ban

-Puerto Galera, nearby areas fail 4 water quality tests after Mindoro oil spill: governor

[Philstar, Inquirer, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, News5]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/4/15/marcos-wants-faster-pace-of-oil-spill-response

2. Palace declares April 21 as holiday in observance of Eid Al Fitr

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Times, Philstar, Manila Standard]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/866974/marcos-declares-april-21-2023-a-holiday-for-eid-l-fitr/story/

3. EDCA/Balikatan

-Ex-general, analyst concerned by China’s ‘veiled threat’ vs OFWs in Taiwan

-PH, US militaries strengthen cyber defense capabilities in ‘Balikatan’

-Chinese envoy alarmed over additional EDCA sites in Philippines

-US Embassy: Edca is key component of alliance with PH, not about any other third country

[Inquirer, Philstar, Reuters, Manila Bulletin, RPN News, Daily Tribune]

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/213468/sino-envoys-edca-warning-cites-fate-of-taiwan-ofws

4. 49 PNP drug enforcement personnel face admin cases over P6.7B Manila drug haul

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/4/15/49-pnp-drug-enforcement-personnel-face-admin-cases-over-p6-7-b-manila-drug-haul-1

 

5. Massive manhunt on for Bantag, Zulueta Las Piñas court orders arrest for Lapid slay

[Philstar, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, One News PH, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/04/15/2259070/massive-manhunt-bantag-zulueta-las-pias-court-orders-arrest-lapid-slay

6. BI’s e-Travel System rolls out today

[Philstar, GMA News, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]

BI: e-Travel system in place for faster air pax processing

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/866967/bi-s-e-travel-system-to-roll-out-on-april-15/story/

7. Expect warm weekend, cloudy skies with possible rain showers — PAGASA

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/4/15/pagasa-fair-humid-weather-throughout-ph-on-saturday

8. Fire razes unfinished Cebu City condo; damage cost at P3.9-B

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/04/15/23/fire-razes-unfinished-cebu-city-condo-damage-at-p39-b

9. Diesel prices to drop; gas, kerosene prices to rise in mid-April

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/04/15/23/diesel-prices-to-drop-gas-kerosene-prices-to-rise-in-mid-april

10. Hike in Metro Manila water allocation gets NWRB nod

[Philstar, One Ph, ABS-CBN News] https://www.onenews.ph/articles/hike-in-metro-manila-water-allocation-gets-nwrb-nod

11. Estimated number of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the Philippines could reach 364,000 by 2030, the DOH warned [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Philstar]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/04/14/23/doh-hiv-cases-projected-to-reach-364000-by-2030

12. NFA plan to import 330,000 metric tons of rice assailed

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]   

Farmers slam NFA’s proposal to import 330,000 MT of rice as buffer stock shrinks

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/04/15/2259065/nfa-plan-import-330000-mt-rice-assailed

13. Japan PM Kishida unhurt after smoke bomb thrown during stump speech

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/overseas/04/15/23/japan-pm-unhurt-after-smoke-bomb-thrown-during-stump-speech

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