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TOP STORIES – Thursday, 15 June 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online and print news monitoring)

15 June 2023, Thursday, as of 5:00 p.m.

This map shows the epicenter of a strong quake that was felt in parts of Luzon on Thursday. Phivolcs

1. Quake update

-Magnitude 6.3 earthquake jolts Calatagan, Batangas; 5 aftershocks recorded

-LRT-1, LRT-2, MRT-3, and PNR temporarily halt operation due to magnitude 6.2 quake

-CAAP: No damage in 9 airports after 6.3 quake in Batangas

-Public and private schools on all levels suspend classes in Calatagan, Batangas due to quake

-DSWD turns over 38,000 food boxes for families affected by Mayon Volcano activity

-Permanent relocation for residents within Mayon's 6-km danger zone eyed

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/06/15/23/strong-quake-hits-off-batangas-rattles-luzon

2. Mayon Volcano update

-Marcos visits Mayon evacuees; work program set at shelters

-Marcos confident budget for Mayon-affected residents enough

-Brace for 90-day evacuation–PBBM

-Around 17,000 flee homes as Mayon unrest continues 

-7 volcanic quakes, 309 rockfall events recorded in Mayon

[Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, Manila Times. Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, One News Ph, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1788247/marcos-visits-mayon-evacuees-work-program-set-at-shelters

3. Marcos declares 28 June as regular holiday for Eid'l Adha

[The Philippine Star, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Daily Tribune, Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, ABS-CBN News]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/06/14/2273850/june-28-declared-regular-holiday-eidl-adha

4. Marcos lead rice program launch in South Cotabato

[Manila Times, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, Business Mirror, The Daily Tribune]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/06/15/news/national/rice-program-launched-in-south-cotabato/1896084

5. World Bank OKs $750 million loan for Philippines climate resilience

[Business Mirror, Business World, Manila Times, Philstar, Manila Standard, CNN PHL, Pilipino Mirror, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/business/2023/6/15/world-bank-loan-ph-sustainable-recovery.html

6. Remulla: AI needed vs human traffickers

[Daily Tribune, Malaya, Inquirer, Manila Times, Manila Standard]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/06/15/remulla-ai-needed-vs-human-traffickers

7. Dawlah Islamiya chief killed in Marawi clash

[Philstar, Manila Times, Inquirer, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Rappler]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1788210/top-is-leader-killedin-marawi-raid

8. 2 cops killed in Maguindanao del Sur ambush

[CNN PHL, Rappler, Sunstar, Inquirer]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/regional/2023/6/15/manhunt-maguindanao-del-sur-ambush.html

9. Survey: 53% of Filipinos buck mandatory ROTC

[Philstar, Business World, Malaya]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/06/15/2273952/survey-53-filipinos-buck-mandatory-rotc

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