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TOP STORIES – Friday, January 5, 2024

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

5 January 2023, Friday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. PH December inflation eases to 3.9%

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

 https://business.inquirer.net/439710/ph-december-inflation-eases-to-3-9

2. Indonesian leader Widodo to visit PH next week

[ABS-CBN News, Abante,Manila Bulletin,Daily Tribune, Manila Times, BUsiness Mirror, Philstar, Manila Standard]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/01/05/2323523/indonesian-president-widodo-visit-philippines-next-week

3. Military, police dispel ouster plot vs Marcos

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

 https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/01/05/news/military-police-dispel-ouster-plot-vs-marcos/1926832

4. Marcos orders gov't agencies, LGUs to observe community development week, day

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/893203/marcos-orders-gov-t-agencies-lgus-to-observe-community-development-week-day/story/

5. Bato dela Rosa holding on Marcos’ ‘solid rock’ assurance that ICC probers won’t enter PH

[Philstar, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/893113/bato-dela-rosa-holding-on-marcos-solid-rock-assurance-that-icc-probers-won-t-enter-ph/story

6. Two senior execs leave DA amid reshuffle of officials

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune, Philstar, Manila Standard, Inquirer, Rappler, People's Journal]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/05/24/2-senior-execs-leave-da-amid-leadership-reshuffle

7. PANAY POWER OUTAGE

- Romualdez proposes use of Maharlika funds in NGCP amid Panay power outage

- NGCP: Panay sub-grid fully restored

- Solons to push probe on Panay outages

- Energy chief blames NGCP for Panay blackout

-Gov't wants daily P2-M fine for Panay Island power outage

[CNN Philippines, ABS-CBN News, Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar]  https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/893207/romualdez-proposes-use-of-maharlika-funds-in-ngcp-amid-panay-power-outage/story/

8. PUV MODERNIZATION:

- Speaker seeks DOTr’s PUVMP review, House probe of ‘corruption’

- DOTr: P50 minimum jeepney fare due to PUV modernization is 'baseless'

- LTFRB says operators, drivers to choose where to buy modern PUVs

[Business Mirror, CNN Philippines, ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Manila Standard]

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2024/01/05/speaker-seeks-dotrs-puvmp-review-house-probe-of-corruption/

9. FEAST OF BLACK NAZARENE

- Man arrested for making bomb joke during mass in Quiapo

- PNP fields 15000 cops for 'Traslacion'

- Traslacion participants required to wear masks

[Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Daily Tribune, Inquirer] https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1884371/bomb-joke-at-quiapo-church-police-arrest-42-year-old-man

10. China says PH-US joint sail in SCS 'provocative'; NSC maintains PH-US drills done inside WPS

[Manila Bulletin, Rappler, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/893238/provocative-nsc-maintains-ph-us-drills-done-inside-wps/story

11.  4 Filipinos named to Permanent Court of Arbitration

[Manila Times, Inquirer, GMA News, Philstar, ABS-CBN News] https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/01/05/news/4-filipinos-named-to-permanent-court-of-arbitration

 

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