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TOP STORIES –Tuesday, April 11, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

11 April 2023, Tuesday, as of 9:00 a.m.

1. Signal No. 1 raised in Catanduanes, parts of Samar as LPA develops into Tropical Depression Amang [DZRH, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Daily Tribune, Philstar, Rappler, Inquirer]


2. Balikatan exercise:

-Largest ever Balikatan exercise starts today

-China on Balikatan: US-PHL cooperation must not interfere in sea dispute

-US warship cruises near China outpost in West Philippine Sea

-Osprey chopper drops US troops in Batanes

[DZBB, GMA News, BusinessMirror, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Malaya]


3. Post-Holy Week break:

-Traffic to peak as travelers return from long Holy Week break

-NAIA records over 1 million passengers during Holy Week

-PCG: 125,000 travelers troop to ports after Holy Week break

-BI records 78,000 passengers on Easter Sunday

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


4. Abalos bares 'cover-up' in arrest of cop tagged in missing drug haul [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


5. Fuel prices up by P1.70 to P2.60 per liter starting today [ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, Philstar, Inquirer]


6. COVID-19 pandemic:

-DOH posts 1,944 new COVID-19 cases over Holy Week

-Philippines logs 179 new cases, active infections down to 9,395

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]


7. Fire hits residential area in Quezon City [DZRH, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


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