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TOP STORIES – Friday, 08 September 2023

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

08 September 2023, Friday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Marcos back in Philippines after ASEAN Summit in Jakarta

-Marcos reports ASEAN trip outcome was successful, vows commitment to peaceful SCS resolution

-ASEAN leaders agree on 5PC to address Myanmar crisis

-PBBM cites PH ties with Australia, India amid maritime dispute with China

-Marcos lauds Canada's Indo-Pacific peacekeeping role, ASEAN aid

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Rappler. Manila Standard, Sunstar] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/881508/marcos-back-in-philippines-after-asean-summit-in-jakarta

2. PHL-Australia relations

-PBBM meets Australian PM in Palace, sign joint strategic partnership to strengthen bilateral ties

-Marcos thanks Australia for concern over actions vs. PH in SCS

-Australia to introduce new visa schemes, double scholarships for Filipinos [Philstar]

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


3. South China Sea issue

-AFP says latest resupply mission to Ayungin Shoal successful

-PHL condemns China coast guard repeat opposition to Philippines’ grounded warship

-PBBM hits ‘dangerous use’ of coast guard, sea militia

-PH, US, Japan on guard to keep Indo-Pacific status quo vs 'unilateral attempts'

-Marcos to boost collaboration with China

-DND chief: China’s 10-dash line shows ‘targets’ for expansion

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Pilipino Star Ngayon, CNN PHL, Interaksyon, Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune, Manila Times, Rappler, Interaksyon]


4. PH, South Korea sign free trade deal

[The Philippine STAR, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Interaksyon, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Reuters, Manila Bulletin]


5. Vietman rice deal and Rice price cap

-PH eyes 5-year rice trade accord with Vietnam; PBBM looks to Asean allies for rice imports

-EO triggers drop in rice prices

-Rice price ceiling 95% successful – DA

-DSWD, DTI finalize list of rice retailers who will receive up to P15K financial aid

-Reduce or cut rice tariff to lower prices – former DA exec

-Price ceilings will lead to rice shortage: economist

[CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News, Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, The Philippine Star, Manila Standard, Bulgar, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Inquirer, Rappler, Business Mirror]


6. Jobless rate and inflation

-Jobless rate rose again to 4.8% in July 2023

-Pinoys least satisfied with government efforts vs inflation

[Rappler, Inquirer, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Philstar, ABS-CBN News]


7. Philippine debt hits record P14.24 trillion in July

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessWorld, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Inquirer] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/881545/philippines-debt-balloons-further-to-new-record-p14-24t-as-end-july

8. DOTr ensures safety of commuters as MRT-3 hit by bomb threat

[Manila Bulletin, Rappler, Inquirer, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News, Remate]


9. Meralco: Power rates to go up in September

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


10. Magno quits

DOF exec who resigned 'clearly set on maligning' Marcos Jr's admin: Palace 

DOF Usec Magno quits, to teach anew at UPSE

[ABS-CBN News, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Busines Mirror, Manila Times, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, CNN PHL]


11. DBM releases P3 B in fuel subsidy for transport sector

[Manila Bulletin, Philippine Star, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Daily Tribune]


12. Six NPA rebels were killed in a series of encounters in Bilar, Bohol on Thursday

[Manila Bulletin, Remate, Pilipino Star Ngayon, GMA News, Rappler, Philstar]


 13. Missing activists

-Mom of missing activist unhappy with PNP probe; pleads for daughter's return

-NSC: NTF-ELCAC no links with missing activists

-Officials hit militant groups over case of missing activists in Bataan

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


 14. Magnitude 5.1 quake hits off Davao Occidental coast

[CNN Philippines, GMA News, Inquirer]


 15. 'Pigeons, condoms': Catapang bares new means of smuggling illegal drugs inside Bilibid

- MPD elated with negative drug test results

[Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer]


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