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TOP STORIES – Wednesday, April 19, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

19 April 2023, Wednesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Marcos launches gov’t projects in Bulacan:

-Marcos says 1.2-M housing sites started since he assumed office

-Marcos brings 'Kadiwa' to San Jose del Monte

-Marcos: Leaders from all over the world asking for more PHL health workers

-Marcos eyes hospital expansion to beef up local health services

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


2. Marcos to talk to Chinese envoy over comments on Taiwan OFWs

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


3. Reign of terror in NegOr:

-NBI regional head says Teves tried to influence e-sabong raids in Cebu

-Degamo’s widow: Pryde Teves benefited from killings in Negros Oriental

-Teves denies sowing fear in Negros, defends mañanita

-‘Arnie wanted our business,’ say Dumaguete survivors of slay try

-Degamo widow wants PNP rule on public presentation of suspects changed

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


4. Senate hearing on EDCA sites:

-Senate panel questions EDCA sites' locations, suggests other areas

-No written agreement yet on new EDCA sites, senators told

-Imee on EDCA sites: Why do we rely on foreigners to defend us?

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


5. Prosecution seeks to reopen De Lima trial, present new witness

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


6. Domingo Panganiban now SRA’s officer-in-charge

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


7. PNR repairs rails round the clock but derailed train has yet to be removed; trips still limited

[DZBB, News5, Philstar, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


8. LRT1 enforces limited ops after train malfunction at Roosevelt station

[News5, DZBB, GMA News]


9. Crypto scam hubs already in PHL, says Hontiveros

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


10. PHL, US congressmen meet in Washington; Romualdez cites 'new levels of understanding'

[CNN PHL, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


11. Zubiri meets US trade chief Tai [Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Inquirer]


12. No SIM Registration extension 'at this point' —DICT

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


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