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TOP STORIES – Friday, 16 June 2023

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

16 June 2023, Friday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Marcos not yet keen on leaving Department of Agriculture

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Manila Times, GMA News, Rappler, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin]


2. China fertilizer donation to PHL

-PH receives P782-M urea fertilizers from China

-Marcos sees 'promising' agriculture ties between Philippines, China

[GMA News, CNN PHL, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, Philstar]


3. Marcos to attend Dubai climate forum

[Daily Tribune, MT, The Philippine Star, Business Mirror]


4. Afghan refugees

-Philippines to mull plan to temporarily host Afghans

-Biden ‘briefly raised’ request for PHL to house Afghan refugees to Marcos during US state visit -Manalo

-Defense chief, DFA Sec Manalo attend Senate hearing on proposed temporary housing of Afghan refugees

[Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL]


5. Judge handling De Lima’s remaining drug charge inhibits from case

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


6. Mayon volcano update update

-NDRRMC: 20K people flee homes as Mayon unrest continues

-Sulfur dioxide emission, rockfall events increase in Mayon — Phivolcs

-Phivolcs records largest pyroclastic flow in Mayon since June 8

-PBBM assures NG assistance to Mayon-affected residents

-Evacuees to get aid for 3 months

[Daily Tribune, People’s Tonight, Pilipino Mirror, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, ABS-CBN News, The Manila Times, Inquirer]


7. Palace declares June 24, 2023 a special non-working day in Manila

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Daily Tribune, ABS-CBN News] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/873152/palace-declares-june-24-2023-a-special-non-working-day-in-manila/story/?just_in

8. 13-year-old Egyptian terrorist surrenders to authorities in Sulu – military

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


House bill vs. workplace bullying filed, includes spreading rumor, false info [GMA News] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/873151/house-bill-vs-workplace-bullying-filed-includes-spreading-rumor-false-info

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