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TOP STORIES –Friday, 24 November 2023

TOP STORIES (from online and print media monitoring)

As of 5:00 p.m., 24 November 2023, Friday

1. ICC DRUG WAR PROBE:

-Bongbong Marcos: Gov’t studying possibility of returning to ICC

-Remulla seeks out ES Bersamin for guidance on House ICC resolution

-No order from Speaker to prioritize ICC probe resolution, says House leader

[Business Mirror, Philstar, Inquirer, GMA News, Daily Tribune, Rappler, Abante Tonite, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Rappler, Remate, Bulgar, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/11/24/Gov-t-studying-PH-return-to-ICC.html


2. PBBM signs EO granting amnesty to rebels, insurgents

[CNN PHL, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, News5, Inquirer, Manila Times, GMA News, Rappler]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/11/24/2313897/marcos-grants-amnesty-insurgent-rebel-group-members


3. PBBM leads the inauguration ceremony of Healthway Cancer Care Hospital in Taguig City

[Manila Times, CNN PHL, News5PH, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1865131/fwd-marcos-on-the-hcch-inauguration


4. Marcos skips Palace function

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/11/24/tired-marcos-skips-asia-pacific-parliamentary-forum-dinner


5. Mindanao quake

-Marcos orders immediate aid for flood-hit Visayas, quake-stricken Mindanao

-Agriculture damage due to magnitude 6.8 quake reaches P7.25 million

-Senate to hike DSWD's 2024 budget after Mindanao quake – Zubiri 

-Magnitude 4.1 quake jolts parts of Davao region

[Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Inquirer, Manila Standard, Abante Tonite, People’s Journal, Rappler, Business Mirror, GMA News, CNN PHL]

https://www.rappler.com/nation/visayas/marcos-orders-quick-relief-operations-eastern-northern-samar-provinces/


6. West PHL Sea

-Teodoro counters China: PH not stirring up trouble in WPS

-China objects to PH, Indonesia APPF resolutions on maritime disputes

-PH, US ships hold maritime tactical exercises in West PH Sea; China starts war games too 

-Estrada: Expressing concerns in West PH Sea is upholding rule of law, not blame game

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/889435/teodoro-counters-china-ph-not-stirring-up-trouble-in-wps


7. 42 more OFWs arrive home from Israel

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/11/23/42-more-filipinos-come-home-from-israel.html


8. SC affirms ruling vs former PCGG chief

[DZBB, ABS-CBN News, Business Mirror, Manila Times, Inquirer, GMA News,]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1865013/sc-affirms-ruling-vs-former-pcgg-chief


9. DFA says it has mandate to issue PH visas to foreigners

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/223316/dfa-issuing-visas-still-a-mandate-of-foreign-office


10. Government to cancel Teves passport

[The Philippine Star, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer] https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1865018/doj-working-on-teves-deportation


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