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TOP STORIES – Monday, 12 June 2023

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

12 June 2023, Monday, as of 4:00 p.m.

President Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr. leads the flag raising and wreath laying ceremonies for the 125th Philippine Independence Day at the Rizal Park in Manila on June 12, 2023. (Noel Pabalate)
1. Independence Day

- PBBM: PH to never again allow domination by any external force

- On Independence Day, PBBM vows to address ‘un-freedoms’ in society

- VP Sara wants youth to ‘break free’ from armed struggle on Independence Day

- On Independence Day, Teodoro vows to protect PH from all challenges

[Manila Bulletin, Philippine Star, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippine, Manila Times, Inquirer]


2. Mayon Volcano unrest

- Albay gov't extends danger zone around Mayon Volcano to 7 kilometers

- NDRRMC: 14K individuals evacuated amid Mayon volcano unrest

- Over 50K food packs distributed already amid Mayon Volcano unrest —DSWD

- UAE donates food, medicine for Mayon-affected residents

- PHIVOLCS: Lava pouring out of Mayon less violent than explosive eruptions

[GMA News, Philippine Star, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Manila Standard, Tribune, CNN Philippines, Rappler, ABS-CBN News]


3. Maharlika Investment Fund

- Senator: Still possible to use pension funds for MIF

- Solon says MIF a development fund, can be listed in PSE

[Malaya, Inquirer, Philippine Star]


4. ‘Bato’ says US must pay for use of EDCA sites

[Philippine Star, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


5. SWS: Sara, Tulfo, Leni top choices for president

[Rappler, Inquirer, Manila Times]


6. Pinoys see economy rising—OCTA

[Manila Bulletin, Tribune, Manila Standard, Philippine Star, Malaya]


7. Gov’t borrowings rise in April

[Manila Times, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Tribune, Business Mirror]


8. Gov’t to 2 coco firms: Remit half of earnings

[Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Philippine Star]


9. Meralco apologizes for NAIA power outage

[Inquirer, Philippine Star, Manila Times, CNN Philippines, Manila Standard, Business Mirror]


10. Gasolines, disel, kerosene prices up this week

[CNN Philippines, Manila Times, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer]


11. Former senator Rodolfo Biazon dies at 88

[ABS-CBN News, Rappler, CNN Philippines, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Philippine Star, Manila Times, Business Mirror, Tribune]


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