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TOP STORIES – Friday, 9 June 2023

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

09 June 2023, Friday, as of 9:00 a.m.

1. Volcanic activities:

-Incandescent rockfall’ from new lava seen in Mayon

-Hazardous’ Mayon eruption looms; locals told to leave

-Albay orders mandatory evacuation, class suspension in Mayon danger zone

-Marcos assures gov't ready amid Mayon, Taal 'activities'

-Over 100 residents near Taal fall ill as the volcano emits harmful gas

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Inquirer, Philstar, Pilipino Mirror, Remate, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


2. Marcos Jr. denies PHL policy shift away from China [BusinessWorld, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Philstar, Rappler, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


3. Sara Duterte-Martin Romualdez issues:

-Imee confirms she convinced Sara to run as Marcos Jr's VP

-Word war erupts between VP Duterte, Romualdez allies

-House won't give in to 'distractions', says Romualdez

-More solons back Romualdez, urge for deescalation of tension

[Bulgar, Business Mirror, Business World, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar,  ABS-CBN News]


4. Typhoon Chedeng to enhance ‘habagat’, rain expected in parts of Luzon [Remate, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Inquirer]


5. Kerwin Espinosa acquitted of drug trading charge by Makati RTC [Manila Bulletin, Rappler, CNN PHL, GMA News] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/872472/makati-court-acquits-kerwin-espinosa-of-drug-trading-charge/story/

6. PBBM to new DOH Chief: Craft COVID exit plan, focus on TB, HIV cases [BusinessWorld, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Rappler, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


7. Transportation:

-Senate blue ribbon subpoenas ex-LTO chiefs, firms over ‘disadvantageous’ IT deal

-LTO: Physical license backlog reaches 690,000

[CNN PHL, GMA News, BusinessWorld, Bulgar, Pilipino Mirror, Rappler, Philstar]


8. NFA: Rice given to teachers passes quality checks [CNN PHL, Business Mirror, Philstar, BusinessWorld]


9. SC denies setting oral arguments for Taguig-Makati territorial dispute [CNN PHL, Inquirer, Business Mirror]


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