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TOP STORIES –Monday, 13 November 2023

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

13 November 2023, Monday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Muntinlupa court allows De Lima to post bail, says lawyer

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

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/muntinlupa-court-approves-bail-de-lima-freedom-november-2023/

2. MAHARLIKA INVESTMENT FUND

-Romualdez defends amendments to Maharlika Fund IRR

-Speaker backs ‘autonomous’ Maharlika setup

-Officials: New rules unfetter MIF from ‘undue influence’

-Advisory Body member backs revised IRR for MIC

-DOF chief Diokno: Maharlika fund IRR revisions ‘within bounds of law’

-Diokno says Maharlika Fund IRR ensures board's independence, credible oversight bodies

-Revision in Maharlika Investment Fund’s IRR alarms Rep. Castro

-Maharlika fund now has 'ultimate safeguard', says House leader

[GMA News, CNN Philippines, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Daily Tribune, BusinessMirror, Manila Standard,  The Philippine Star, People’s Journal, Abante Tonite, Manila Bulletin, Pilipino Mirror]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/888107/romualdez-defends-amendments-to-maharlika-fund-irr/story/

3. Marcos appoints Rafael Consing as president of Maharlika Investment Corporation

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/companies/888150/marcos-appoints-rafael-consing-as-president-of-maharlika-investment-corporation/story/?just_in

4. JUMALON SLAY CASE

-Marcos guarantees justice for slain radio broadcaster

-Marcos, Romualdez provide slain radioman's family with P350,000 aid

-P3.7-M reward up for arrest of radio anchor Jumalon’s killers

[BusinessMirror, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Daily Tribune, Abante, Pilipino Mirror, GMA News]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/11/13/marcos-assures-kin-of-slain-radio-broadcaster-justice-will-be-served

5. WEST PHL SEA

-Senator  urges Palace: Recall envoy to China

-PCG blasts Chinese risky maneuvers

-PCG: 38 Chinese vessels monitored near Ayungin Shoal in latest resupply mission

-China Coast Guard seen firing water cannon at PH resupply ship in Nov. 10 video

-PCG maintains need to deploy boats in resupply mission to not provoke China

[Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Standard, The Philippine Star, Daily Tribune, Manila Times, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

6. Big-time pump price rollback set on November 14

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

https://www.philstar.com/business/2023/11/13/2311151/big-time-pump-price-rollback-set-november-14

7. Speaker on ties with Sara after dropping CF pleas: ‘It’s still a UniTeam

-Romualdez hails Duterte's decision to drop confidential funds

-Senators hail President’s CIF report

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1858925/speaker-on-ties-with-sara-after-dropping-cf-pleas-its-still-a-uniteam

8. Palace OKs modification of gypsum, anhydrite's import duty rates

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]

https://business.inquirer.net/431343/palace-oks-zero-tariff-on-key-inputs-for-construction-materials-production

9. No foul play on students’ deaths

-DepEd vows full cooperation over students' death

-Taguig high school should take responsibility for death of 2 students - Anakbayan

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

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/11/no-foul-play-on-students-deaths/

10. SC voids arrest of Pharmally execs

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/11/13/2311061/sc-voids-arrest-pharmally-execs

11. Gov’t debt payments ballooned in Q3, says BTr

[Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, The Philippine Star]

https://business.inquirer.net/431225/govt-debt-payments-ballooned-in-q3-says-btr

12. Senators seek probe on passport mess

-NBI probes PH passports of foreign nationals

[Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, GMA News]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/11/senate-seeks-probe-on-passport-id-brouhaha/

13. Fishers submit ‘climate action’ agenda to UN Special Rapporteur

[BusinessMirror, ABS-CBN News, PhilStar]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/12/23/fishers-meet-with-un-rapporteur-on-rights-and-climate-change

14. Barbers' proposed 'Dangerous Drug Courts' to solve 2 problems at the same time

[Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Abante Tonite, PhilStar]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/11/12/barbers-proposed-dangerous-drug-courts-to-solve-2-problems-at-the-same-time

16. MPD recaptures 9 Tondo jail escapees

[Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune, Inquirer]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/11/13/mpd-recaptures-9-tondo-jail-escapees

17. PAGASA: LPA off Mindanao now a tropical depression

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1858942/pagasa-lpa-off-mindanao-now-a-tropical-depression

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