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TOP STORIES – Wednesday, 13 September 2023

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

13 September 2023, Wednesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. MARCOS SINGAPORE TRIP

-Marcos arrives in Singapore for Asian Conference

-Marcos to tackle PH priorities at Asia Summit

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/882027/marcos-arrives-in-singapore-for-asian-conference/story/?just_in

2. Marcos impatient over national IDs release delay; DICT acting on it

Nat’l digital ID to deploy by year-end — DICT chief

[GMA News, Daily Tribune, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, CNN Philippines]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/09/13/23/marcos-growing-impatient-over-national-id-delays-dict

3. PBBM’s BIRTHDAY

-Marcos Jr's birthday wish? A 'fixed' agri sector

-VP Duterte’s birthday wish for Marcos: Successful presidency

-'Remember your positive impact to the country,' Romualdez tells Marcos on birthday

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/09/12/23/marcos-jrs-birthday-wish-a-fixed-agri-sector

4. RICE PRICE CAP

-After initial supply crunch, rice price cap EO ‘going well’–PBBM

-NCR LGUs support rice price cap, vow assistance to affected retailers

[News5, BusinessMirror, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.tv5.com.ph/breaking/read/is-it-marcos-says-implementation-of-rice-price-cap-going-well-despite-groups-concerns

5. RICE SUBSIDY

-Comelec OKs DSWD request to exempt subsidy for rice retailers from election ban

-Las PiΓ±as agri office provides cash assistance to rice retailers

[The Philippine Star, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Abante, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/881938/comelec-oks-dswd-request-to-exempt-subsidy-for-rice-retailers-from-election-ban/story/

6. Hontiveros urges Senate to probe ‘uncoordinated,’ ‘contradicting’ policies on rice regulation

[Rappler, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, CNN Philippines]

https://www.rappler.com/nation/hontiveros-resolution-senate-probe-marcos-government-contradicting-policies-rice-regulation/

7. PHL offers assistance to quake-hit Morocco

-DMW: Around 350-400 Filipinos might have been affected by Morocco quake

[The Philippine Star, BusinessMirror, Manila Bulletin, People’s Journal, Abante, GMA News]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1830730/ph-ready-to-help-quake-hit-morocco

8. AGRARIAN REFORM

PBBM extends agrarian debt moratorium for 2 more years

-Speaker Romualdez hails PBBM for extending moratorium on debt payment of ARBs

[Manila Bulletin, The Daily Tribune, Pilipino Star Ngayon, People’s Tonight]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/09/12/pbbm-greenlights-agrarian-debt-moratorium-extension/

9. Marcos inks IRR of Agrarian Reform Act, 600K ARBs to benefit from condonation

-Completion of New Agrarian Emancipation Law IRR is Marcos' best birthday gift

[BusinessMirror, Manila Bulletin, CNN Philippines]

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2023/09/12/pbbm-inks-irr-of-agrarian-reform-act-600k-arbs-to-benefit-from-condonation/

10. CA OKs appointment of Teodoro as DND chief

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/882029/ca-oks-appointment-of-teodoro-as-dnd-chief/story/?just_in

11. Marcos orders strengthened intellectual property system

-Marcos tasks IPOPHL to work with WIPO to strengthen PHL’s IP regime

[Manila Standard, BusinessMirror, Inquirer]

https://www.manilastandard.net/news/national/314369749/marcos-orders-strengthened-intellectual-property-system.html

12. CAGAYAN QUAKE

-PHIVOLCS: 99 aftershocks recorded after magnitude 6.3 Cagayan earthquake

-5 injured after magnitude 6.3 quake in Cagayan —OCD

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/881995/phivolcs-78-aftershocks-recorded-after-magnitude-6-3-cagayan-earthquake/story/?just_in

13. 2024 NATIONAL BUDGET

-House panel finishes deliberations on proposed 2024 budget

-Plenary debates on 2024 budget bill to start on Sept. 19

-Livelihood programs priorities under proposed 2024 budget —DBM

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/09/13/23/house-panel-ends-deliberations-on-proposed-2024-budget

14. PH deadliest nation in Asia for environmental defenders for a decade – study

[CNN Philippines, GMA News, PhilStar, Rappler, Inquirer]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/9/13/ph-deadliest-nation-environmental-defenders-2022.html

15. Wage board OKs P33 minimum wage hike in Central Visayas

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/9/13/central-visayas-wage-hike-2023.html

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