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TOP STORIES – Thursday, 05 October 2023

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

05 October 2023, Thursday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Inflation

-Inflation spikes to 6.1% in September

-Diokno: Gov’t all hands on deck to address inflation

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


2. Marcos vows justice for 3 killed in WPS boat ramming

-Chinese vessels 'shadow, harrass' PH boats in another resupply mission in Ayungin Shoal

-Coast Guard chief: Ramming of fishing boat not connected to West PH Sea tension

-Chinese Coast Guard conducts dangerous maneuvers vs PH vessels in latest resupply mission

-Urgent needs of bereaved families in Bajo de Masinloc incident must be met, says Speaker

-'Harassment' snags new resupply mission

[Philstar, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Inquirer, Daily Tribune, Business Mirror, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Times, CNN PHL]


3. World Teachers’ Day

-Marcos honors teachers: Nation's debt immeasurable

-DBM allots P38.63B for teachers’ career advancement, allowances in 2024 budget 

-Bongbong Marcos vows to prioritize teachers’ welfare [Inquirer]

[GMA News, Inquirer, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Philstar]


4. Drag queen nabbed over ‘Jesus’ act; Arrest draws jeers, cheers

[Philstar, Manila Timed, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL]


5. VP Duterte says confidential funds' use promotes peace and order

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


6. Marcos lifts rice price cap, says supply boosters in place

- September's rice inflation highest since March 2009 despite price cap

- Lifting of rice-price ceiling made at ‘right time’–experts

- DA says rice prices to dip with price cap lifting, grain retailers urge action vs price fixers 

[Inquirer, Daily Tribune, Philstar, Manila Standard, CNN PHL]


7. PH economy vibrant despite global slowdown, says Romualdez

[Business Mirror, Manila Standard, Inquirer]


8. Ombudsman junks complaints vs Concepcion police in Tinang 83 case

[GMA News, Rappler, Inquirer]


9. 6 cops in Jemboy Baltazar killing surrender

[Rappler, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Times]


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