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TOP STORIES – Wednesday, 7 June 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

07 June 2023, Tuesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Marcos vows to ensure OFWs' welfare, safety; boost ties with host countries

- On National Migrant Workers Day, DTI commits to train, assist OFWs in putting up business in PH

[Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, News5]


2. Philippines eligible for visa-free travel to Canada

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


3. Volcanic activities update

-Taal Volcano ‘degassing’ continues: Phivolcs warns of volcanic smog, acid rain

-Vog affects Agoncillo, Batangas; classes suspended in 3 barangays

- DSWD readies packed goods in case situations in Taal, Mayon escalate

-LGUs ready for possible evacuation due to Mayon Volcano unrest —OCD

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


4. FFCCII officers’ oathtaking event

-Marcos highlights ‘critical partnership’ with Fil-Chinese groups to revitalize economy

-Bongbong Marcos promises improved tax administration

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


5. Marcos administers oath of newly-appointed officials

[News5PH, Inquirer, GMA News, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin]


6. NAIA agents lauded for P55m shabu haul

[Inquirer, Manila Standard, Remate, Pilipino Star, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune ] https://manilastandard.net/news/national/314337843/naia-agents-lauded-for-p55m-shabu-haul.html

7. Maharlika fund 'defective, poses serious risks' to economy

[CNN PHL, Rappler, Daily Tribune, Business Mirror, Philstar]


8. Philippines on track to attain upper middle-income status — World Bank



9. Degamo salay case/Teves suspension update

-Teves issues 'resign challenge' to Remulla

-Teves ordered to answer multiple murder charges

Preliminary investigation on Rep Teves’ murder, other criminal charges set June 13 – DOJ

-Teves’ lawyer says DOJ officials offered to pay one of Degamo slay suspects

[Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, Inquirer]


10. NAIA may be privatized by Q1 of 2024; P141B in investment needed – DOTr 

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


11. DOJ tells DOTr: LTFRB has no power to impou nd colorum vehicles

[ABS-CBN News, Rappler, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, Business Mirror]


12. Pension, military modernization are new Defense chief Teodoro's priorities

[GMA News, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


13. Storm Chedeng update

-Landfall unlikely for ‘Chedeng’, but ‘habagat’ may strengthen — PAGASA

-OCD tells public: Repeat ‘Betty’ preps, brace for storm ‘Chedeng’

[Inquirer, Rappler, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


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