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TOP STORIES – Tuesday, May 09, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

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

1. Marcos leaves for Indonesia for 42nd ASEAN Summit; expected to meet Timor-Leste leaders over admission to ASEAN

-Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos joins PBBM in his trip to Indonesia 

-PBBM to promote and protect PHL interest, economic growth, attain food and energy security, promoting trade and investment

[Rappler, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Daily Tribune, ABS-CBN News, Philstar, News5, Manila Times]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/05/09/2265009/marcos-second-indonesia-trip-42nd-asean-summit

2. GCash system glitch

-GCash says 'no funds lost' despite system glitch; Services restored

-GCash foils P37-M hack try; seized funds to be returned to users

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, Manila Times, Inquirer, Philstar, DZBB, CNN PHL, Rappler, GMA News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/05/09/23/gcash-suffers-glitch-says-no-funds-losts

3. Rep. Teves seeks asylum in Timor-Leste, says DOJ chief

Remulla assures DFA steps being taken to have Teves designated as a terrorist

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/09/23/rep-teves-seeks-asylum-in-timor-leste-doj

4. SEA Games update

-Philippines is currently at the fifth spot with 84 medals

-Gymnastics' Ivan Cruz gets Philippines 20th gold in SEA Games floor event

-Carlos Yulo bags silver medal atmen's gymnastics

[News5PH, GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, Rappler, Manila Bulletin]

https://twitter.com/gmasportsph/status/1655774600293421056

5. DOE press con on power red and yellow alerts in Luzon and Visayas

-DOE: 15 yellow alerts expected in 2023, red alert still possible

-Gatchalian: NGCP must be held accountable for tripping of Bolo-Masinloc line

-Power outages due to 'inadequate' transmission: DOE 

[CNN PHL, News5, GMA News, DZMM, Manila Bulletin, Philstar]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/869412/doe-15-yellow-alerts-expected-in-2023-red-alert-still-possible/story/?just_in

6. COVID-19

-NCR COVID-19 positivity rate rises to 22.9% — Octa Research

-Philippines' emergency status will not be lifted yet

-Daily average COVID-19 caseload in Ilocos up by 82% 

-16 PDLs, 11 personnel at Bilibid Covid-infected

-2 COVID-19 patients die in Quezon province

[Inquirer, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, Philstar]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/5/9/covid-positivity-rate-ncr-slowing-down.html

7. Political parties commit to support passage of 13 remaining priority bills in the Lower House

[CNN PHL, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, DZMM]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/5/9/here-s-what-went-down-during-house-all-party-caucus

8. House Committee hearing on Oriental Mindoro oil spill; Owner of MT Princess Empress no-show in House probe 

[CNN PHL, Rappler, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1766771/fwd-owner-of-mt-princess-empress-no-show-in-house-probe

9. Election preparation

-House OKs early voting for seniors, PWDs, health workers, lawyers

-Comelec asks for additional funds for proposed seniors, PWDs early voting

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Philstar]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/08/23/house-oks-early-voting-for-seniors-pwds-health-workers

10. Senate probe sought on ‘fraudulent’ voter registrations

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/05/09/2265006/senate-probe-sought-fraudulent-voter-registrations

11. DBP's Tiñga: Merger with Landbank is a dangerous experiment

[Philstar, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/5/9/pro-admin-congressman-to-back-lbp-dbp-merger-if

12. BI intercepted 4 victims of fake CFO certificates — spox

[GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/05/09/2265002/immigration-intercepts-two-travelers-fake-cfo-certificates

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