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TOP STORIES –Tuesday, 10 October 2023

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

10 October 2023, Tuesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

People inspect the ruins of a building destroyed in Israeli strikes in Gaza City on Oct. 8, 2023. Fighting between Israeli forces and the Palestinian militant group Hamas raged on October 8, with hundreds killed on both sides after a surprise attack on Israel prompted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to warn they were “embarking on a long and difficult war”. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS / Agence France-Presse)

1. Israel crisis

-22 Filipinos rescued, 2 hurt, 7 missing in Israel-Hamas war: PH Embassy

-DFA: 38 Pinoys ask for repatriation amid Israel war with Hamas

-'Not yet time' to repatriate OFWs from Israel: official

-PH embassy recommends travel suspension to Israel

-Placing Gaza under Alert Level 3 recommended to Marcos

-Lawmaker seeks creation of task force to help Filipinos in Israel, Gaza

[Rappler, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Abante Tonite, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Business Mirror, Philstar, One News PH, Manila Times]


2. Rice self-sufficiency

-DA: Israel-Hamas conflict will have 'minimal effect' on PH agriculture

- Rice inventory down 11.3% in July; corn up

[BusinessWorld, Business Mirror, Manila Times, Inquirer, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News]


3. LTFRB corruption

-PBBM suspends LTFRB chief Guadiz

-Marcos suspends LTFRB chief over corruption allegations

-LTFRB corruption allegations could be roadblock for jeepney modernization

- Suspension of PUV modernization sought amid LTFRB corruption issue

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


4. House strips OVP, four other agencies of confidential funds

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


5. PBBM’s ‘bloodless’ drug war nets P30B worth of shabu since July last year, Rep. Barbers says

[BusinessMirror, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, People’s Tonight]


6. West PHL Sea

-China drives away Philippine Navy boat in waters around Scarborough Shoal

-China urges Philippines to end ‘provocations’ in South China Sea

-AFP chief says China’s Scarborough claims ‘propaganda’

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


7. DOH reports 3% increase in daily Covid-19 cases

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


8. Teacher who allegedly slapped student suspended for 90 days

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


9. Canceled flights on Tuesday, October 10, 2023

[CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/serbisyopubliko/transportation/884710/canceled-flights-on-tuesday-october-10-2023/

10. Climate change

-Filipino children at 'extremely high risk' from climate change

-Climate body eyes new agreement with Qatar

[Manila Standard, Abante Tonite, Business Mirror, Manila Times]


11. Transportation

-Free bus, jeepney rides back on Nov. 1 – LTFRB

-LTFRB eyes increasing PUV modernization subsidy to P250,000

[The Philippine Star, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]


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