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TOP STORIES – Tuesday, 23 January 2024

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

23 January 2024, Tuesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (left) reviews honor guards during Armed Forces change of command ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo center in Quezon City, August 8, 2022. Ezra Acayan, EPA-EFE/File.

1. No destabilization plot: Retired generals reaffirm support for PBBM and Congress

[Manila Standard, Business Mirror, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Abante Tonite, Pilipino Star Ngayon, People’s Tonight, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, People’s Tonight]


2. Charter change

- Villanueva: Many senators nixed Cha-cha as House leaders behind people's initiative

- Marcos refutes charges of signature-buying for Charter change

-‘Signature sheets can’t be basis for people’s initiative’

- Marcos on people's initiative for cha-cha: Let Comelec do its job

- Comelec chief defends signature counting ahead of People's Initiative petition

-Bato says House Speaker behind PI signature campaign; Romualdez counters Bato

-OCTA poll: Only 1 percent believe Cha-cha is urgent

[Manila Bulletin, Philstar, People’s Tonight, Manila Standard, News5 PH, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, DZBB, CNN PHL, GMA News]


3. ICC probe

-PBBM says ICC threat to sovereignty, gov't will not cooperate in probe

-Bato to Palace: Man up on ICC probers’ visit

-ICC must seek permission to enter PH; No official communication from ICC probers – DOJ

-Arrest warrant in ICC probe may be issued in Q2 of 2024 – Trillanes

-Trillanes says witnesses testified Sara Duterte approved 'tokhang' as Davao mayor

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


4. Coldplay concert and traffic

-Coldplay concert ‘unmissable’ for chopper-riding, ‘music lover’ Marcos

-Philippines president sparks outcry for using presidential helicopter to see Coldplay concert

-Manila traffic, ‘insane’—Coldplay lead singer

[The Guardian, ABS-CBN News, Rappler, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, People’s Tonight, CNN PHL, Daily Tribune] 


5. UN rapporteur visit

-UN rapporteur arrives to check free speech in Philippines

-Groups troop to DOJ to demand release of Tacloban-based journalist

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

[Philstar, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Malaya, Business Mirror, GMA News]


6. Marcos reactivates El NiΓ±o task force; Conserve power, BBM orders gov’t agencies

[Manila Times, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Business World, Rappler, Manila Times, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


7. PBBM leads 125th Anniversary of First PH Republic in Bulacan

-Marcos leads rites for 125th anniversary of First Philippine Republic

-PH will continue to resist threats over its territory—Marcos

[Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, News5, Manila Standarad]


8. WPS

-PH’s first 2024 resupply mission to Ayungin thwarted… by boat repairs

-Most Filipinos want expanded naval patrols, troop presence in WPS —OCTA Research survey

-NSC blasts latest Chinese moves

-PCG’s absence at Scarborough questioned amid China’s harassment

-PH losing out on China investments due to SCS dispute – trade group

-PH Navy airdrops supplies to BRP Sierra Madre – source

[Inquirer, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Rappler, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, GMA New]


9. Quiboloy case

-Senate panel subpoenas Apollo Quiboloy over alleged sexual abuse 

-Apollo Quiboloy no show during Senate panel hearing

-3 women tell Senate panel how Quiboloy sexually abused them

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


10. Philippines' involuntary hunger rises to 12.6% in December 2023 —SWS

[GMA News, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune]


11. Marcos orders reorganization of NICA to adapt to 'evolving' threats

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


12. Marcos leads launching of Lung Transplant Program of LCP-NKTI

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


13. VP Sara Duterte to run in next election

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Rappler]


14. NTC orders SMNI to stop operations indefinitely

[Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune]


15. House launches 'Congress TV'

[People’s Journal, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune, Businesswrold, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Inquirer]


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