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TOP STORIES – Saturday, May 06, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

6 May 2023, Saturday, as of 4:00 p.m.

1. King Charles III's coronation:

-Marcos meets King Charles III ahead of coronation ceremony

-Marcos meets with Gatwick Airport officials upon arrival in UK

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/5/6/marcos-king-charles-pre-coronation-reception.html

2. COVID-19 pandemic:

-WHO declares end to COVID global health emergency

-DOH welcomes lifting of COVID-19 global health emergency, to convene IATF to review policies

-COVID-19 vaccination, hospital capacity monitoring must continue, says expert

-PHL COVID-19 positivity rate down slightly to 17.8%

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/world/869129/who-declares-end-to-covid-global-health-emergency/story/

3. Sandiganbayan affirms ruling, denies Marcos family bid to retake seized properties [Business Mirror, Inquirer, Manila Standard, News5, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/869121/sandiganbayan-affirms-decision-denies-marcos-family-bid-to-retake-seized-ill-gotten-properties/story/?just_in

4. Weather updates:

-LPA-induced rains still expected in Palawan  — PAGASA

-Heavy rain, strong winds batter parts of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/5/6/lpa-induced-rains-still-expected-in-palawan-pagasa

5. PHL places 2nd in medal tally as Cambodia Games kick off [DZBB, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/05/06/news/national/ph-2nd-in-medal-tally-as-cambodia-games-kick-off/1890181

6. DILG, LPP, House pay tribute to late Nueva Vizcaya gov Padilla [CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1765382/dedicated-public-servant-dilg-lpp-pay-tribute-to-late-nueva-vizcaya-gov-padilla

7. Red-tagging:

-Marcos will not abolish NTF-ELCAC, says NSC

-Human rights group slams SMNI's red-tagging of journalists

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/869171/marcos-will-not-abolish-ntf-elcac-says-nsc/story/?just_in

8. Oil prices seen to drop for third straight week —forecast [Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/05/06/23/oil-prices-expected-to-drop-by-as-much-as-p290-per-liter

9. No major issues, concerns on Single Ticketing System's pilot in Metro cities —MMDA [CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/5/5/no-major-issues-concerns-on-single-ticketing-system-s-pilot-in-metro-cities-mmda-1

10. MIAA, Meralco start electrical audit of NAIA 3 [Inquirer, CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/869131/miaa-meralco-start-electrical-audit-of-naia-3/story/

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