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TOP STORIES – Friday, May 12, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

12 May 2023, Friday as of 9:00 a.m.

1. ASEAN Summit:

-Marcos back in PHL; labels ASEAN summit a 'success'

-Amid regional issues, Marcos emphasizes importance of rules-based system

-Marcos: ASEAN members want ways to reengage Myanmar junta, opposition

-Marcos calls for increased collaboration in BIMP-EAGA

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Times, One News, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


2. Marcos meets Jokowi, asks Indonesia to reexamine Veloso’s case [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


3. Marcos Jr. wants to talk with Vietnam following Recto Bank incident [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


4. Marcos urges Teves to come home, thanks Timor-Leste for denial of asylum bid [CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Inquirer]


5. De Lima's drug cases:

-Court to hand down verdict on De Lima's drug case today

-De Lima asks for prayers for dismissal of drug case

-On eve of drug case verdict, Remulla tells De Lima: “Good luck!”

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


6. SWS: Fewer Filipino families went hungry in March 2023 hunger poll

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]


7. Imelda Marcos recovering after ‘successful angioplasty,’ says Imee

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]


8. COVID-19 pandemic:

-COVID-19 positivity rate in NCR hits 24.9%, says OCTA

-PHL logs 1,940 new COVID-19 cases, highest in six months

-PHL logs 3 new cases of COVID-19 Omicron subvariant ‘Arcturus’– DOH

[Inquirer, GMA News]


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