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TOP STORIES – Tuesday, 24 October 2023

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

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

1. West PHL Sea

-PH to take ‘more resolute’ steps vs. China’s increasing aggression in WPS, says NSC

-US, Philippines reaffirm alliance after latest Chinese aggression

-More PH patrols as Chinese ships spotted in West Philippine Sea areas

-PCG: Ayungin collision probe results expected in 5 days

[ABS-CBN News, Business Mirror, Manila Standard, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, Pilipino Mirror]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/10/24/ph-more-resolute-steps-vs-china.html

2. Israel conflict

-120 more Filipinos in Israel asked for repatriation —DMW

-All 136 Pinoys in Gaza safe, accounted for —envoy

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/dispatch/886092/120-more-filipinos-in-israel-asked-for-repatriation-dmw

3. Gov't sets quicker activation of fuel subsidy program

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/10/24/gov-t-sets-quicker-activation-of-fuel-subsidy-program

4. PBBM orders creation of a council to execute the Universal Healthcare Act

-UHC Law promotes ‘good governance’ not red tape — DOH chief

[Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/886109/marcos-oks-creation-of-coordinating-council-for-universal-health-care-law

5. Marcos: Government steadfast in making AFP a 'world-class force'

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1849946/marcos-vows-to-help-afp-become-world-class-force

6. Palace has no plans to declare October 31, 2023 as holiday

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1850170/palace-has-no-plans-of-declaring-oct-31-tuesday-a-holiday-garafil

7. 200K job opportunities opened in Saudi visit proof of PBBM’s vow to uplift lives - Speaker

[People’s Tonight, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/10/24/saudi-visit-generates-200k-jobs/

8. Rep. Castro files criminal complaint vs ex-president Duterte

-Criminal rap vs Rodrigo Duterte puts justice system to true test – lawyer 

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/10/24/castro-files-grave-threat-complaint.html

9. BSKE

-PNP deploys 800 more cops to BARMM to secure barangay polls

-Comelec to visit Abra after withdrawal of hundreds of BSKE bets

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/10/24/2306069/government-deploys-more-security-forces-bske

10. AI generators

-House warns members, employees against using AI image generators

-AI yearbook trend risks identity theft: NBI [ABS-CBN News]

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/10/24/stop-it-house-puts-foot-down-on-use-of-ai-image-generators

11. COVID-19 update

-Philippines registers 165 new COVID-19 cases

-No plans for DOH to get more bivalent vaccines: Herbosa ;

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1850125/recorded-covid-19-infections-from-oct-16-to-22

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