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TOP STORIES –Tuesday, May 02, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

02 May 2023, Tuesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

US President Joe Biden with President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. during the bilateral meeting at the oval office of the White House in Washington D.C. on May 1, 2023. KJ ROSALES/PPA POOL

1. Marcos visit to US

-Biden says he could not think of better partner for the US than the Philippines

-Marcos, Biden look forward to 'trilateral modes of cooperation' with other countries

-Biden to send first presidential trade, investment mission to PH

-US to fund more than 2,000 Filipino exchange students in the next decade

-PBBM witnesses signing of deal to bring 200 jobs to PH in EV bike building

-PH, US set 2 iterations of 2023 Cope Thunder joint exercise

-Biden, Marcos urge peace, stability across Taiwan Strait

-Marcos 'not welcome' in US, protesters say

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


2. El Niño Alert: PAGASA says phenomenon of hot, dry weather now more likely

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL, News5, Philstar, Manila Times, Inquirer]


3. COVID-19 cases

-Philippines adds 4,456 COVID-19 cases in past week

-DOH: No need to reimpose mandatory face mask rule

-Philippine railways to ramp up COVID-19 measures as infections rise

-Philippines to receive 390,000 bivalent COVID-19 vaccines by end of May

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


4. Almost 4,000 2022 Bar passers take their oath

[Rappler, ABS-CBN News, Manila Times, Inquirer, GMA News] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/868702/almost-4-000-2022-bar-passers-take-their-oath/story/?just_in

5. PHL-US deals

-US nuclear power energy firm to invest in PH; will provide 430MW—Palace

-US firm, Ayala group strike $65-M deal to manufacture e-motorcycles in PH

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


6. Aviation

-Six-hour PH airspace shutdown set for May 17 —MIAA 

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


7. DOTr: NAIA T3 back to normal; officials to meet to determine cause of Labor Day power outage

-MIAA not ruling out sabotage for NAIA 3 power outage on Labor Day

-Gatchalian to MIAA, DOTr: Pour all attention to details on NAIA power outage

-MIAA plans to buy or rent more generator sets to supply 100% power to Terminal 3

-DOTr chief Bautista welcomes unsolicited proposal to upgrade NAIA

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



-2 EDCA sites used in search ops for 4 missing people off Tubbataha —military

-US expected to send seven military assets to PH

[CNN PH, GMA news, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin]


9. Alyssa Valdez named Philippines' flag bearer for Cambodia SEA Games

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


10. UK, Australia, Canada, Japan slam near collision of Chinese, PH ships in WPS

[CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Manila Times]


11. Chikiting Ligtas

-DOH targets 95% coverage on children's vaccination program for measles, polio

-DOH Metro Manila kicks off “Chikiting Ligtas” immunization activity 

[News5, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News]


12. UP president reminds UPCAT takers: No reschedule, be fit for exams

104,000 students apply for UPCAT, university may accept 15,000 freshmen

[CNN PHL, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News]


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