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TOP STORIES –Thursday, 16 November 2023

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

As of 5:00 p.m., 16 November 2023, Thursday

US Ambassador to the Philippines MaryKay Carlson (Photo by RICHARD A. REYES / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

1. PBBM at APEC Summit:

-PH, US conclude talks on civil nuclear agreement: White House

-Marcos courts American businesses: PHL is ready to explore new horizons with you

-Marcos: PH willing to work with US in developing semiconductor industry 

-PH, US firms ink deals to build first cancer hospital, boost medicine production

[Daily Tribune, Philstar, Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, Manila Standard, Inquirer, Rappler]

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/222674/ph-us-to-ink-pact-easing-investments-in-nuke-energy

2. Marcos Jr. to meet with US Vice President Kamala Harris, Canadian PM Trudeau

-Marcos, Kamala Harris tackle 'continued' PH-US economic, defense ties

-Marcos: Philippines embracing AI revolution

[Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Phistar, Daily Tribune, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Sunstar]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/888535/envoy-says-marcos-to-meet-with-peru-president-boluarte-canadian-pm-trudeau

3. Marcos’ speech in Singapore event:

-'Hologram' Marcos renews commitment to PH digital transformation in SG event

-Marcos urges fintech firms to partner with PH for digital transformation

-Marcos eyes PH as hub for digital innovation

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/11/15/hologram-marcos-renews-commitment-to-ph-digital-transformation-in-sg-event

4. West PHL Sea

-PH calls on China to remove illegal structures, cease reclamations in WPS

-Kamala Harris reaffirms US commitment to PH in defending WPS sovereign rights

-US renews vow to defend PH amid China’s aggression in South China Sea 

-US reiterates ‘ironclad’ commitment to PH in defending its sovereign rights, jurisdiction

[GMA News, Rappler, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/888567/ph-calls-on-china-to-remove-illegal-structures-cease-reclamations-in-wps

5. Marcos says 80 infra projects can be funded through Maharlika Investment Fund

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/11/16/marcos-maharlika-fund-infrastructure-projects.html

6. Marcos picks Mariflor Punzalan Castillo as new CA presiding justice

[Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Philstar, Rappler]

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/marcos-jr-picks-mariflor-punzalan-castillo-court-appeals-presiding-justice

7. UN rapporteur to PH: Repeal anti-terror law, abolish anti-communist task force

- DOJ says no to UN expert's call for disbandment of NTF-ELCAC

- UN rapporteur’s report on NTF-ELCAC incomplete — AΓ±o

- Bato calls UN expert who urged NTF-ELCAC abolition 'misinformed foreigner'

[GMA News, CNN Philippines, Rappler, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar]

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/222679/un-rapporteur-to-govt-repeal-antiterror-law-abolish-anti-red-task-force

8. De Lima’s release from detention:

-De Lima acquittal likely — Remulla

-Robredo, De Lima reunite

-Freed De Lima an extra hand in ICC probe into Duterte drug war, death squad

[Philstar, Daily Tribune, GMA News, CNN Philippines, Manila Times, Rappler, Inquirer]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/11/16/2311816/remulla-sees-de-lima-acquittal-last-drug-case

9. 2 passengers shot dead inside bus

[CNN Philippines, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Manila Times, Inquirer, Daily Tribunes, Sunstar, Philstar]

 https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/11/16/victory-liner-bus-shooting-nueva-ecija.html

10. Economic stories:

-BSP keeps benchmark rate steady as inflation eases

-OFW remittances up 2.6% in Sept

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Philstar] 

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/11/16/23/bsp-keeps-benchmark-rate-steady-as-inflation-eases

11. 2023 Bar exams results to be released on December 5

[Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Rappler, Manila Times, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/16/23/bar-exam-results-out-on-december-5

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