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TOP STORIES – Tuesday, 15 August, 2023

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

15 August 2023, Tuesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

President Marcos leads the launch of the government’s media and information literacy campaign at the Hilton Manila in Pasay City yesterday. With him were officials of the Presidential Communications Office, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education, Deparment of Social Welfare and Development, Google Philippines head of government affairs and public policy Yves Gonzales, Meta Philippines head of public policy Clare Amador and TikTok Philippines head of public policy Toff Rada.             Krizjohn Rosales

1.Campaign launched to protect youth vs fake news

[Abante Tonite, ABS-CBN News. BusinessMirror, CNN PHL, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Malaya, Rappler, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/08/15/2288750/campaign-launched-protect-youth-vs-fake-news

2. Jinggoy, JV refute Tiglao’s claim that Erap made promise to China

[Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Rappler]

https://www.rappler.com/nation/jinggoy-jv-refute-tiglao-claim-erap-made-promise-china-ayungin-shoal

3. West Philippines

-China blames PH for water cannon incident

-Proposed talks with China on Ayungin incident to 'go nowhere', says Villafuerte

[BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/08/15/news/national/china-blames-ph-for-water-cannon-incident

4. NTC unveils digital payment system

[Manila Standard, Inquirer, GMA New, Daily Tribune, CNN PHL]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/business/2023/8/15/ntc-online-processing-digital-payment-system.html

5. Rice supply

-Group sees price manipulation after rice hits over P50 a kilo

-DA to inspect rice warehouses for hoarding; Lawmakers conduct surprise visit of rice and onion retailers

-Farmers seek imposition of price controls on rice

-Romualdez stresses importance of securing ample but affordable rice imports

[Business World, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Philstar, Mania Standard] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/878868/group-sees-price-manipulation-after-rice-hits-over-p50-a-kilo

6. Diokno: MUP pension reform to ensure sustainable, fair system

[Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Daily Tribune]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/08/15/diokno-mup-pension-reform-to-ensure-sustainable-fair-system/

7. Retailers warn of job losses with legislated wage hike

[Philstar, Business World, Manila Standard, One News PH]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/08/15/2288733/retailers-warn-job-losses-legislated-wage-hike

8. Jay Sonza arrested for alleged illegal recruitment: NBI

[Rappler, ABS-CBN News, Philstar]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/15/23/jay-sonza-arrested-for-alleged-illegal-recruitment

9. ‘No public funds spent on Palace fashion show’

[Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/08/15/2288743/no-public-funds-spent-palace-fashion-show

10. Manila Bay reclamation

-DENR counters PRA claim, insists Manila Bay has 22 reclamation projects

-DOLE ready to assist workers affected by suspension of Manila Bay reclamation projects

-Review adverse impact of reclamation projects – experts

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar

https://mb.com.ph/2023/8/14/denr-counters-pra-claim-insists-manila-bay-has-22-reclamation-projects

11. Gatchalian renews push for mandatory use of body cams after killing of Navotas teen

[Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Philstar]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1816564/body-worn-cam-turned-off-during-navotas-teens-slay

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