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TOP STORIES – Wednesday, 05 July 2023

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

5 July 2023, Wednesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. signs the renewal agreement of Malampaya Service Contract No. 38 at the President’s Hall in Malacanang on Monday, May 15, 2023.  (File photo by Yummie Dingding/ PPA POOL)

1. Maharlika bill now with the Office of the President

[Manila Bulletin, Pilipino Mirror, The Philippine Star, GMA News, Manila Standard, Rappler, Manila Times, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Daily Tribune]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1797679/maharlika-bill-now-with-the-office-of-the-president

2. Inflation cools down further to 5.4% in June 2023; PBBM urges to explore new ideas, technologies to curb inflation further [Philstar, Manila Bulletin, MT, Inquirer, GMA News]

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, DZBB, Inquirer, Rapples, Manila Times, Daily Tribune, Philstar, BusinessMirror, Manila Bulletin]

https://business.inquirer.net/408635/ph-inflation-further-eased-to-5-4-in-june

3. Marcos to smugglers, hoarders: 'Your days are numbered'

-No deadline for agriculture smuggling probe - PBBM

-DOJ to form task force vs onion smuggling

-House leader hails PBBM's 'decisive action' vs onion cartel

-‘Sana magbunga na’ says solon on govt probe on ‘onion cartel’

[Abante Tonite, BusinessMirror, Manila Standard, Pilipino Mirror, Pilipino Star Ngayon, The Philippine Star, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, People’s Journal, Rappler, Manila Times]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/7/5/marcos-to-smugglers-hoarders-your-happy-days-are-numbered

4. PBBM set to issue order lifting Covid public health emergency–DOH chief

[Manila Standard, Pilipino Mirror, Pilipino Star Ngayon, The Philippine Star, Manila Times, BusinessMirror, ABS-CBN News]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/07/05/news/national/public-health-emergency-de-facto-lifted-herbosa/1899082

5. PH debt surges to P14.10 trillion as of May

[CNN PHL, Manila Times, BusinessMirror, Philstar, GMA News]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/07/05/business/top-business/ng-debt-hits-new-record-of-p1410t

6. Agriculture

-Bongbong Marcos: Let’s use science to tackle livestock diseases

-Marcos warns of dangers on poultry, livestock; urges vigilance

-PH making progress in procurement of avian influenza vaccines, says Marcos 

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1797613/marcos-vows-to-continuously-combat-livestock-diseases

7. Go describes PBBM performance: So far, so good

[Daily Tribune, Manila Times, Pilipino Mirror, Remate, People’s Journal]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/07/05/so-far-so-good-go-describes-pbbm-performance

8. Tourism ad fiasco

-Controversial ‘Love the Philippines’ slogan stays

-DOT's ‘Love the Philippines’ campaign already 'unsalvageable' —Sen. Binay

-Senators back tourism chief Frasco: ‘Let’s give her a chance’; rally behind Frasco

-DoT firing of DDB backed

-DoT urged to consult the public for 'genuine rebrand' of tourism sector

[Manila Bulletin, ANC, GMA News, Philstar, Daily Tribune]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/874869/dot-to-continue-using-love-the-philippines-tourism-slogan

9. PBBM leads 2nd LEDAC meeting [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Philstar, Rappler]

https://twitter.com/rapplerdotcom/status/1676492887096426501

10. West PHL Sea

-PCG: Chinese vessels made 'dangerous maneuvers' near PH ships in Ayungin Shoal

-Lawmakers slam another China aggression vs PH Coast Guard ships in WPS

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/07/05/23/chinese-vessels-blocked-ph-coast-guard-ships-off-ayungin-shoal-official

11. NBI detainee’s joyride: Jad Dera admits leaving detention ‘four times’

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1797713/nbi-detainees-joyride-jad-dera-admits-escaping-detention-around-4-times

12. On 4th of July, Marcos hails ‘deep’ PH-US ties

[Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, The Philippine Star, Inquirer]

https://www.manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/314346614/on-4th-of-july-marcos-hails-deep-ph-us-ties.html

13. DOJ to probe alleged irregularities in 119-kilo drug case

[Manila Standard, Pilipino Mirror, Pilipino Star Ngayon, The Philippine Star, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/874774/doj-to-probe-alleged-irregularities-in-119-kilo-drug-case/story/

14. CA affirms dismissal of 4 BI employees

[Manila Times, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Rappler]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/07/05/news/national/ca-affirms-dismissal-of-4-bi-employees

15. Court acquits ex-La Union lawmaker

[Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Daily Tribune]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/874788/sandiganbayan-clears-ex-la-union-solon-of-graft-malversation-cases/story/

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