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TOP STORIES – Sunday, 10 September 2023

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

10 September 2023, Sunday, as of 4:00 p.m.

DIRECT PAYOUT | Social welfare workers distribute P15,000 in cash directly to small rice retailers at the Commonwealth Market in Quezon City. (Photo by LYN RILLON / Philippine Daily Inquirer)


1. Gov’t starts giving cash aid to small rice retailers

- Transport group hopes all drivers, operators receive fuel subsidy

 [The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune, Manila Times, Pilipino Star Ngayon, CNN PHL, Inquirer, GMA News]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1829230/govt-starts-giving-cash-aid-to-small-rice-retailers

2. West PHL Sea

-AFP: Filipinos no longer able to fish in Scarborough Shoal due to China's presence 

- A close encounter with China Coast Guard on the way to Ayungin Shoal

-AFP: Chinese boat stuck in Ayungin, refuses Phl’s help

-Karma at sea: Chinese boat gets stuck in Ayungin

-Ayungin mission: Tension, tedium – and a ‘kakampi’

- House bill seeks to identify maritime features in West Philippine Sea

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/881681/afp-filipinos-no-longer-able-to-fish-in-scarborough-shoal-due-to-china-s-presence

3. No OFWs reported affected by Morocco quake – DMW

14 Filipinos confirmed dead in Maui wildfire, several still missing 

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/09/10/23/no-ofws-reported-affected-by-morocco-quake-dmw

4. US, Vietnam to elevate ties during Biden visit, with eye on China

[ABS-CBN News, Inqurier, Manila Times, Manila Bulletin]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1829391/us-vietnam-to-elevate-ties-during-biden-visit-with-eye-on-china

5. Explosion rocks bus terminal in Batangas [ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1829468/grenade-blast-rocks-bus-terminal-in-batangas-town

6. PNP forensic insists sacked cop ‘positive’ for drugs

Over 950 policemen dismissed from service from January to August - PNP

[ABS-CBN News, People’s Journal, Daily Tribune, GMA News]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/09/10/pnp-fg-junks-drug-test-of-sacked-cop-chief

7. Educators condemn DepEd's plan to change the term 'Diktadurang Marcos' in curriculum

[CNN PHL, Inquirer, Rappler, Philstar]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/9/10/deped-diktadurang-marcos-term.html

8. Oil prices surge for 10th straight week [Daily Tribune, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/9/9/oil-price--forecast-sept9.html

9. BI intercepts Pinay using fake foreign passport bought over Tiktok

[GMA News, Daily Tribune, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/09/09/filipina-who-buys-fake-passport-on-tiktok-intercepted-at-naia

10. Exec broaches TikTok ban in security agencies [CNN PHL, One News PH, Inqurier]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1829218/exec-broaches-tiktok-ban-in-security-agencies

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