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TOP STORIES – Wednesday, 14 June 2023

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

14 June 2023, Wednesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Aircraft problem delays Marcos' visit to South Cotabato

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/872924/aircraft-problem-delays-marcos-visit-to-south-cotabato/story

2. Gov’t food stamp program

-Marcos OKs wider food stamp program

-Marcos expands food stamp aid

[The Philippine Star, Manila Times, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Bulgar, Business Mirror]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/06/14/news/national/marcos-oks-wider-food-stamp-program/1895849

3. Maharlika fund

-‘Foreign investors express interest in MIF’

-Economic managers insist on MIF, say it’s needed

-LandBank RoI seen getting MIC boost

[The Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Daily Tribune, Manila Times, Manila Standard]

https://www.philstar.com/business/2023/06/14/2273617/foreign-investors-express-interest-mif

4. Marcos pays tribute to ex-Senator Biazon

[Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Manila Times, ABS-CBN News, Manila Standard]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/6/13/marcos-pays-tribute-to-ex-senator-biazon

5. Mayon Volcano update

-7 volcanic quakes, 309 rockfall events recorded in Mayon Volcano —PHIVOLCS

-Marcos wants financial aid given to affected residents amid Mayon unrest: DSWD

-Abalos: LGUs can evacuate 40K people if Alert Level 4 is raised in Mayon Volcano

-Abalos orders ‘chokepoints’  to keep Albay residents out of Mayon danger zone

-Phivolcs says 'more vigorous' Mayon eruption possible; evacuees top 15,000

-PHIVOLCS: Mayon unrest may last for months

[GMA News, One News, ABS-CBN News, The Daily Tribune, The Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, People’s Tonight, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/science/872908/7-volcanic-quakes-309-rockfall-events-recorded-in-mayon-volcano-phivolcs/story/

6. Bivalent Vaccine

-DOH chief urges LGUs to roll out bivalent jabs

-390K doses of bivalent vaccines arrive from COVAX Facility

-Herbosa: Bivalent jabs expiring Nov., must be administered soon

-DOH buying additional bivalent jabs

[The Philippine Star, Manila Standard, The Daily Tribune, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/06/14/2273734/doh-chief-urges-lgus-roll-out-bivalent-jabs

7. Alleged PNP P6.7B shabu haul

-Abalos: 'Powerful' syndicate possibly behind ₱6.7-B drug haul; source still unknown

-Abalos: Police probe on P6.7-B drug haul to continue

[GMA News, The Daily Tribune, ABS-CBN News. Business Mirrror]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/872914/abalos-police-probe-on-p6-7-b-drug-haul-to-continue/story/

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/6/14/Abalos-syndicate-possibly-behind--6.7-B-drug-haul.html

8. Daulah Islamiyah-Maute group leader killed in encounter in Marawi City –AFP

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/872917/daulah-islamiyah-maute-group-leader-killed-in-encounter-in-marawi-city-afp/story/?just_in

9. DNA matched four Degamo slay suspects

[Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Standard]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1787420/dnas-of-accused-in-degamo-slay-match-with-dnas-found-in-crime-scene

10. Leyte court allows Kerwin Espinosa, 4 others to post bail

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/872932/leyte-court-allows-kerwin-espinosa-4-others-to-post-bail/story/?just_in

11. De Lima files MR to reverse a ruling by a Muntinlupa court denying petition for bail

[Philstar, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/6/13/leila-de-lima-motion-reconsideration-bail-plea.html

12. Rep. Rodriguez backs plan to accept Afghan refugees

[Business Mirror, The Manila Standard, Philippine Daily Inquirer]

https://manilastandard.net/news/national/314339913/rodriguez-backs-admin-plan-for-afghan-refugees.html

13. Senators buck NLEx toll fee hike, tell operator to fix traffic first

[Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, Manila Standard, Manila Times]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1787726/senators-buck-nlex-toll-fee-hike-tell-operator-to-fix-traffic-first

14. Makati to file land dispute comment at SC

[The Daily Tribune, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business Mirror]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/06/14/makati-to-file-land-dispute-comment-at-sc

15. Most Filipinos feel safe in homes, communities, says Octa Research survey

[Philstar, Manila Times, Rappler]

https://www.rappler.com/nation/filipinos-feel-safe-neighborhood-octa-survey-march-2023/

16. Malacañang declares June 28, 2023 a regular holiday in observance of Eid'l Adha

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin] https://twitter.com/ABSCBNNews/status/1668899043852820481

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