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TOP STORIES – Tuesday, 25 July, 2023

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

25 July 2023, Tuesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. PBBM’s SONA:

-Bongbong Marcos says 2nd SONA could have been better: 'Kulang pa'

-VP Sara gives thumbs up to PBBM’s ‘inspiring’ leadership

-Experts, lawmakers give mixed reviews of second Marcos SONA

-Activists decry silence on rights situation, ICC case in SONA

- Sons of former MILF fighters give Marcos Jr. failing mark on peace process handling

-Netizens point out inaccurate, ironic, lacking data in SONA 2023

-Biz groups back infra, education, other initiatives in SONA 2023

-PNP: 2nd SONA ‘generally peaceful and orderly’

[Abante Tonite, ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, BusinessWorld, CNN PHL, GMA News, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Pilipino Mirror, People’s Journal, People’s Tonight, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Rappler, Remate, The Philippine STAR, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1806940/bongbong-marcos-says-2nd-sona-could-have-been-better-it-was-lacking

2. Marcos leaves for 3-day state visit to Malaysia; VP assigned OIC [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, News5, Philstar] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/07/25/2283576/marcos-leaves-3-day-state-visit-malaysia

3. Signal No. 5 over Calayan Island as 'Egay' becomes a super typhoon [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, Rappler, Manila Times]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/7/25/signal-no-5-raised-over-portion-of-babuyan-islands-due-to-egay

4. Marcos accepts resignation of 18 cops allegedly linked to illegal drug trade [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, News5, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Times, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/7/25/marcos-accepts-resignation-of-18-cops-allegedly-linked-to-illegal-drug-trade

5. Executive aware of minor errors in Maharlika law; confident it will pass if challenged before SC [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/7/25/bersamin-confident-maharlika-fund-will-surpass-sc-challenge

6. More than half of Philippine SIMs already registered before July 25 deadline —DICT [GMA News, Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/07/25/2283694/more-half-philippine-sims-already-registered-july-25-deadline-dict

7. NGCP vows to accelerate completion of major transmission projects [Abante Tonite, BusinessMirror, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/07/25/2283624/ngcp-vows-accelerate-completion-major-transmission-projects

8. Manibela halts jeepney strike due to ‘Egay’ [Manila Standard, The Philippine STAR, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Daily Tribune]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/07/25/manibela-halts-jeepney-strike-due-to-egay/

9. Pag-IBIG Fund posts record high P20.61B income in H1 2023, up 11% [Manila Standard, Philippine Daily Inquirer]

https://business.inquirer.net/411952/pag-ibig-fund-posts-record-high-p20-61b-income-in-h1-2023-up-11

10. QC gov’t says cops singing videoke during SONA rally not with QCPD  [ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/876742/quezon-city-gov-t-says-cops-singing-videoke-during-sona-rally-not-with-qcpd/story/

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