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TOP STORIES – Sunday, 13 August, 2023

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

13 August 2023, Sunday, as of 4:00 p.m.

1. WEST PHL SEA

-China seeks joint solution with PH on sea dispute

-After water cannon attacks, Beijing now seeks calm

-Philippines to resist if China removes Sierra Madre

-PCG urges Filipinos to combat fake news on West Philippine Sea issue on social media

-Robin Padilla wants development projects for Pag-asa Island residents

-Chiz: AFP brass shouldn’t talk foreign policy on WPS issue

[The Manila Times, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, PhilStar, GMA News, CNN Philippines, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer]

https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/314360071/after-water-cannon-attacks-beijing-now-seeks-calm.html

2. Marcos Okays 5-year national security policy

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1815706/marcos-okays-new-natl-security-plan

3. BI looks into involvement of foreigners in Manila Bay reclamation activities

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/8/12/bi-starts-inspection-of-foreign-crew-involved-in-reclamation-activities-at-manila-bay

4. FIGHT AGAINST FAKE NEWS

-PCO, gov’t agencies to combat fake news with new campaign

-Palace to work with Google, Meta, Tiktok, X in fight vs fake news

-Escudero backs admin’s fight vs fake news but urges gov’t to include DICT in new media literacy program

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

https://www.manilastandard.net/news/314360048/pco-govt-agencies-to-combat-fake-news-with-new-campaign.html

5. BBM urged to enforce iron fist on PNP

[The Philippine Star, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/08/13/2288292/marcos-urged-enforce-iron-fist-pnp

6. OCTA: 70% of Pinoys want to assert PH's territorial rights via diplomacy, peaceful means

[GMA News, CNN Philippines, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/878737/octa-70-of-pinoys-want-to-assert-ph-s-territorial-rights-via-diplomacy-peaceful-means/story/

7. Makati: Taguig tried to take over public schools

[Manila Standard, ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippines, GMA News, Inquirer, PhilStar]

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2023/08/13/2288185/makati-taguig-tried-take-over-public-schools

 

8. Admin preparing amnesty package for rebel returnees

[Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, GMA News]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/08/13/govt-preps-for-new-amnesty-package/

9. Former Manila Vice Mayor Danilo Lacuna dies at 85

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1815866/former-manila-vice-mayor-danilo-lacuna-dies-daughter-says?utm_source=(direct)&utm_medium=gallery

10. Aftershocks expected as magnitude 5.7 quake hits Batanes

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/13/23/magnitude-57-quake-hits-batanes-aftershocks-expected

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