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TOP STORIES – Monday, 28 August, 2023

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

28 August 2023, Monday, as of 4:00 p.m.

President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. speaks during the oath-taking of new members of Partido Federal ng Pilipinas at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on Thursday, August 24, 2023. Photo by Yummie Dingding / PPA POOL
1. NATIONAL HEROES’ DAY

-Marcos honors the ‘lesser-known and unnamed Filipino heroes’ on National Heroes Day

-Marcos to Pinoys: Realize your own power to become heroes for community

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1822741/remember-the-unnamed-filipino-heroes

2. DEATH DMW SEC. TOOTS OPLE

-Marcos remembers Toots Ople as perfect example of true heroism

-Marcos pays tribute to Toots Ople: ‘One of the best people I’ve ever known’

-Emotional Marcos says Toots Ople ‘irreplaceable’

-Marcos assures OFWs: Toots Ople's mission goes on

[The Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, GMA News, Rappler, CNN Philippines]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/880250/marcos-remembers-toots-ople-as-perfect-example-of-true-heroism/story/

3. Susan Ople lies in state at Malacañang

-Palace holds necrological service for Susan ‘Toots’ Ople

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1822755/ople-lies-in-state-at-malacanang

4. SUPER TYPHOON GORING

-Close to 8,000 individuals affected by Goring —NDRRMC

-PBBM assures aid for typhoon victims

-Goring leaves 2 injured in Cagayan; 700 families leave homes

-Goring displaces over 1,000 residents in Cagayan

-Brace for Goring, LGUs told

[Manila Bulletin, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, PhilStar]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/880267/close-to-8-000-individuals-affected-by-goring-ndrrmc/story

5. Typhoon Goring continues to weaken; another cyclone may enter PAR Aug. 30 or 31

[Manila Bulletin, PhilStar, Inquirer, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Manila Times, CNN Philippines, Rappler]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/8/28/goring-continues-to-weaken-another-cyclone-may-enter-par-aug-30-or-31

6. RICE

-Speaker: Customs to inspect more rice warehouses

-Rice price impact balance needed

-Traders: Palay prices rise as supply still tight

-DA exec admits Philippines experiencing rice shortage

-Rice imports up month on month

[Business Mirror, Manila Standard, Inquirer, The Manila Times, BusinessMirror, The Philippine Star]

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2023/08/28/rice-warehouse-inspections-a-sustained-drive-speaker/

7. BSKE 2023

-Weeklong COC filing for 2023 barangay, SK polls begins

-Checkpoints, gun ban start today for October 30 barangay, SK polls

-First day of COC filing for barangay, SK polls generally ‘peaceful’ --- Comelec

-PNP still waiting for guidelines on 2023 BSKE 'money ban' —PIO chief

-Marines help in securing Cotabato as tensions rise on Day 1 of candidacy filing

[Rappler, Manila Standard,  Manila Bulletin, GMA News, PhilStar, CNN Philippines]

https://www.rappler.com/nation/philippines-begins-certificate-candidacy-filing-2023-barangay-sangguniang-kabataan-elections/

8. Gasoline prices up for 7th straight week on Tuesday; diesel and kerosene for 8th

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/8/28/oil-price-hike-aug28.html

9. VIRAL ROAD RAGE

-Driver in viral road rage incident surrenders

-Ex-cop in viral road rage incident loses gun license

-Driver in viral road rage incident says he has settled issue with cyclist

-LTO vows action on viral road rage incident

-Police official denies pressuring cyclist in road rage incident

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Daily Tribune, CNN Philippines, PhilStar, GMA News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/27/23/driver-in-viral-road-rage-incident-surrenders

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