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TOP STORIES – Thursday, 20 July, 2023

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

20 July 2023, Thursday, as of 5:00 p.m.


1. SC affirms dismissal of P1.05-B ‘ill-gotten’ wealth case vs Marcoses, Tantocos

-‘Emerging pattern?’ Anti-martial law group questions dismissal of Marcoses’ ill-gotten wealth cases

[Manila Bulletin, The Philippine Star, Inquirer, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippines, GMA News, BusinessMirror, People’s Tonight, Abante Tonite]

https://www.rappler.com/nation/sc-decision-upholds-sandiganbayan-junking-one-marcos-ill-gotten-wealth-case/

2. MAHARLIKA INVESTMENT FUND

-MIF not impacting 2024 nat’l budget

-Deliver MIF’s promise, Recto reminds economic managers

-Hontiveros backs possible move to challenge MIF law before Supreme Court

[Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, The Manila Times, Pilipino Mirror, BusinessMirror, People’s Tonight, CNN Philippines]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/07/20/mif-not-impacting-2024-natl-budget/

3. PHL CASE IN ICC

-No trial, arrest in sight yet despite ICC ruling

-Remulla: Du30, Bato better skip countries with ICC reach

-Senators share diverse views on ICC drug war investigation

-Revilla hits ICC: ‘These bullies are driven by their own selfish interests’

-Bato dares ICC ‘I am here, arrest me!’

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1804328/no-trial-arrest-in-sight-yet-despite-icc-ruling

4. CHR to Marcos gov’t: ICC probe chance to prove commitment to accountability

-CHR: Resumption of ICC inquiry into Duterte-era drug war part of due process

-‘Their world is getting smaller,’ De Lima says of Duterte, ‘cohorts’ amid ICC decision

-EJK victims' ma cried tears of joy over ICC ruling

-‘ICC non-cooperation may impact PHL’

[PhilStar, BusinessMirror, Inquirer, GMA News, Rappler]

https://www.rappler.com/nation/commission-human-rights-statement-icc-probe-drug-war-marcos-jr-accountability

5. SONA 2023

-Leni declines SONA invite; All 3 living ex-presidents to attend SONA 2023

House to implement SONA lockdown beginning today

-BARMM chief urges Marcos to tackle MILF amnesty in 2nd SONA

-SONA surprise: National anthem singer's identity a secret

[BusinessMirror, Inquirer, The Philippine Star, Manila Standard, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/7/20/all-3-living-ex-presidents-to-attend-sona-2023

6. Brawner named AFP chief

[Daily Tribune, The Manila Times, GMA News, CNN Philippines, Rappler, The Philippine Star, Pilipino Mirror, Manila Standard, People’s Tonight, Abante Tonite]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/07/19/ltgen-romeo-brawner-jr-is-the-new-afp-chief-palace/

7. MMDA bares SONA traffic scheme

-MMDA to deploy 1,354 personnel for SONA

[ABS-CBN News, The Manila Times, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, People’s Journal, Pilipino Star Ngayon]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/07/19/23/mmda-releases-alternate-routes-for-sona-2023

8. SONA PROTESTS

-PNP to exercise maximum tolerance on SONA protesters

-Makabayan solons' 'statement attire' for SONA calls for wage hike, blasts Maharlika fund

-Mangha-harass sa mga ‘di sasama sa transport strike, binalaan ng PNP

-Transport cooperatives not joining July 24 strike

-Labor groups seek better protection in freedom to associate

[Pilipino Star Ngayon, GMA News, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/876381/pnp-to-exercise-maximum-tolerance-on-sona-protesters/story/?just_in

9. Marcos to PMMA grads: Maintain Philippines' good standing in maritime industry

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/876383/marcos-to-pmma-grads-maintain-philippines-good-standing-in-maritime-industry/story/?just_in

10. President wants list of gov’t land good for housing

-Initial list of 'idle lands' for public housing identified, says DHSUD

[Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, BusinessMirror, ABS-CBN News, The Manila Times]

https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/314351637/president-wants-list-of-govt-land-good-for-housing.html

11. Marcos promises more public transport

-LRMC rolls out first of 20 new, state-of-the-art trains on LRT-1

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/07/20/2282273/marcos-promises-more-public-transport

12. SC again suspends ex-press secretary, now for ‘improper’ language

[Inquirer, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, The Philippine Star, Manila Standard, Rappler, Manila Bulletin]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1804322/sc-again-suspends-ex-press-secretary-now-for-improper-language

13. EX PRES. DUTERTE-XI MEETING

-Teodoro urges engagement with China on non-formal track after Duterte-Xi meeting

-Teodoro wants to check if Duterte-Xi discussion is cause for concern

- Imee Marcos on Duterte’s visit to China: ‘He is an invaluable asset to the dialogue’

[BusinessMirror, Inquirer, GMA News]

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/216732/all-moves-to-engage-china-are-encouraged-says-teodoro

14. Philippines closely monitors threat of invasion of Taiwan – Teodoro

[Manila Times, GMA News, Rappler]

https://www.rappler.com/nation/philippines-closely-monitors-threat-invasion-taiwan-teodoro

15.  MINDORO OIL SPILL

-Mindoro spill woes ‘far from over,’ says mayor

-Mindoro oil spill not yet resolved, says group

[Philippine Daily Inquirer, Daily Tribune, BusinessMirror, Rappler]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/07/20/mindoro-oil-spill-not-yet-resolved-says-group/

16. PH seen growing fastest in SE Asia

[Manila Times, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/07/20/business/top-business/ph-seen-growing-fastest-in-se-asia/1901457

17. NAIA REHAB

-NAIA bid winner known before year ends

-PBBM okays P170-b pitch to rehab NAIA

[GMA News, Manila Standard, Rappler, Daily Tribune]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/companies/876405/winner-of-naia-privatization-bid-to-be-known-by-december-bautista/story/?just_in

18. DOE backs 2 firms’ gas aggregation scheme

[BusinessMirror, Manila Times, Daily Tribune]

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2023/07/20/doe-backs-2-firms-gas-aggregation-scheme/

19. Mendoza tapped to lead LTO; COA flags permit tack

[Manila Standard, CNN Philippines, Pilipino Star Ngayon]

https://www.manilastandard.net/news/national/314351608/mendoza-tapped-to-lead-lto-coa-flags-permit-tack.html

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