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TOP STORIES –Monday, 20 November 2023

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

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

1. PBBM's Hawaii visit:

-Back after exile past: Marcos sets foot in Hawaii for the first time in over 3 decades

-Marcos first Philippine president to set foot on US Indo-Pacific Command

-Marcos turns nostalgic as he meets with Filipino community in Hawaii, thanks for helping family during exile

-Marcos remembers Pinoys who died in Maui wildfires

[Abante, Abante Tonite, GMA News, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philstar, Rappler, People’s Journal, ABS-CBN News, Manila Times]


2. West PHL Sea issue:

-Marcos tells Xi: Philippine fishers should work freely in West Philippine Sea

-BBM warns of growing WPS tensions; calls for stronger defense capabilities 

-Marcos: China’s military bases in WPS now ‘closer’ to PH coastline

-Marcos firm: PH will not yield an inch of territory

-Philippines eyes codes of conduct to keep peace in South China Sea

[CNN PHL, GMA News, People’s Journal, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philstar, Rappler, Remate, Cebu Daily News]


3. PBBM’s US visit:

-PBBM tells Pinoys in US: Be champions of PH

-Marcos to Pinoys: Be good ambassadors

-Marcos secures more than $672-M investment pledges following APEC Summit 2023

[Abante, Daily Tribune, News5, People’s Journal, Manila Times, Manila Bulletin]


4. Marcos pushes new tieups with Starlink to boost Net

[Abante, Philstar, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Daily Tribune, BusinessMirror, Malaya, Manila Times, Pilipino Star Ngayon]


5. Vice presidency:

-VP Sara Duterte says she has no ambition to run for president in 2028

-Amid impeachment rumors, VP Duterte says she and Marcos are ‘OK’

-VP Sara believes she still has Marcos' trust

-Bongbong cites ‘excellent’ ties with Sara: We don’t want her impeached

-Speaker Romualdez denies impeachment moves vs Sara Duterte at House

-What impeachment? Makabayan more interested with VP Sara's response to confidential funds issue

[Abante Tonite, ABS-CBN News, Abante, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, Malaya, Philippine Daily Inquirer, News5, ]


6. Transport strike:

-PISTON pushes through with 3-day strike; LTFRB identifies 13 routes affected by jeepney strike

-PISTON protesters lie on the ground, rip modern jeepney photos in Pasig

-PNP mobilizes 9K cops including police marshals for 3-day transport strike

-LTFRB open to offering 5-year franchise for jeepneys amid strike

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


7. Fuel prices to go down Tuesday

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Times, Philstar]


8. Aftermath of magnitude 6.8 quake in Mindanao:

-Marcos tasks gov't execs to ensure continuing relief efforts for quake victims

-Quake death toll now 9; 180 families affected in 2 regions

-VP Sara visits wake of Mindanao earthquake fatalities

-Congress assures swift release of rehab, recovery aid in quake-affected areas

-Bongbong Marcos to gov’t response teams: Pay attention to aftershocks

[Abante Tonite, ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Philippine Daily Inquirer, GMA News, People’s Journal, CNN PHL, Manila Times]


9. Magnitude 5.6 earthquake rocks Samar

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


10. Senate panel hikes budget for nationwide literacy, education survey

[Philstar, Business World, Malaya]


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