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TOP STORIES – Monday, 8 January 2024

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

08 January 2024, Monday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Marcos signs ease of paying taxes law

-Ease of Paying Taxes Act a ‘pro-taxpayer’ law that would foster transparency, boost PH economic dev’t—senators

[Interaksyon, The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Manila Standard, Remate, People’s Journal]

https://interaksyon.philstar.com/politics-issues/2024/01/08/268244/philippines-enacts-new-law-that-makes-paying-taxes-easier/

2. Pulse Asia: Marcos’ approval rating up by 3 percent, Duterte up by 1 percent

[Inquirer, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Rappler, Daily Tribune, PhilStar]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1885266/pulse-asia-marcos-approval-rating-up-by-3-percent-duterte-up-by-1-percent

3. Marcos: Time to become ‘Bagong Pilipino’ in 2024

- BBM resolutions: More family time, better health

[Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, Manila Standard, People’s Journal, People’s Tonight]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1885157/marcos-time-to-become-bagong-pilipino-in-2024

4. DESTABILIZATION PLOT

-PNP: Call for President’s resignation, destabilization plot are all lies

-Rody debunks destabilization, opposes Cha-cha

-Duterte itinanggi destab plot vs PBBM

-PNP tinutugis nasa likod ng ‘destab’ kay Marcos

-No destabilization plot vs. Marcos in AFP —spox

[Inquirer, Pilipino Star Ngayon, ABS-CBN News, The Philippine Star, Remate, One News, GMA News, CNN Philippines, Manila Bulletin]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1885535/call-for-presidents-resignation-destabilization-plot-are-all-lies-says-pnp

5. BBM open to discuss SMNI probe with Duterte

-Imee pushes talks between Bongbong Marcos, ex-President Duterte

[The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Abante, Malaya, Abante Tonite, Manila Times, Manila Standard]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/01/08/2324166/president-marcos-open-discuss-smni-probe-rody

6. Majority of Filipinos disapprove of Marcos admin's inflation response — Pulse Asia

[PhilStar, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune, Inquirer]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/01/08/2324321/majority-filipinos-disapprove-marcos-admins-inflation-response-pulse-asia

7. High-ranking NPA leader killed in Eastern Samar clash — military

[CNN PHL, Daily Tribune, Abante, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, The Philippine Star, Manila Times]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2024/1/7/NPA-leader-killed-in-Samar-clash.html

8. EDUCATION

-Marcos urged to review CHED's competence amid abrupt halt of SHS program in SUCs

-K to 12 Program ‘not abolished’ despite removal of SHS in public universities, colleges --- CHED

[The Philippine Star, GMA News, People’s Journal, CNN Philippines, Manila Bulletin, People’s Tonight]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/01/08/2324177/review-ched-officials-qualifications-president-marcos-urged

9. ICC

-Duterte clears Marcos of ICC probe; Dela Rosa: Gov’t should halt probers

-Drug war victims’ lawyers agree ICC probe likely finished

[Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Standard, Pilipino Star Ngayon]

https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/314405430/duterte-clears-marcos-of-icc-probe-dela-rosa-govt-should-halt-probers.html

10. Gasoline, diesel, kerosene prices up P0.10 per liter on Tuesday

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/companies/893416/oil-price-hike-effective-january-9/story/

11. Marcos says 51% of target 131,000 kms of farm-to-market roads finished

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune]

https://tribune.net.ph/2024/01/marcos-half-of-farm-to-market-road-program-completed/

12. Korean firm is lone bidder again for 2025 election contract

-Watchdog to Comelec: Be wary of Miru firm

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN Philippines, Daily Tribune, Rappler]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/08/24/korean-firm-is-lone-bidder-again-for-2025-election-contract

13. DBM releases P3 billion to repair public schools nationwide

[Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/1/8/gov-t-allots-p3-b-for-school-buildings-repair

14. DILG rolls out community cleanliness drive

-4Ps beneficiaries join nationwide clean-up drive

[Manila Standard, Inquirer, Daily Tribune, People’s Journal]

https://manilastandard.net/lgu/314405476/dilg-rolls-out-community-cleanliness-drive.html

15. NGCP ISSUE

-Hontiveros, Tolentino call for action, probe into Panay blackout

-Sandro Marcos pushes for NGCP franchise review after Panay power outage

-Review of NGCP franchise, deal with Transco sought in Senate

-Maybe time for urgent, serious look at NGCP’s franchise — Imee Marcos

[GMA News, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, News5]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1885516/resolutions-filed-on-massive-power-outage

16. TRASLACTION 2024

-Marcos hopes Catholic faithful will discover renewed sense of hope on Black Nazarene Feast

-NDRRMC on blue alert for Traslacion 2024

-Signal jamming to be imposed on Traslacion 2024 — Abalos

[CNN Philippines, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/893437/marcos-hopes-catholic-faithful-will-discover-renewed-sense-of-hope-on-black-nazarene-feast/story/

17. ‘Blacklisting panel at DA should ferret out real hoarders’

-Chiz: Watchdog eyed by DA chief will unmask smugglers, hoarders

[BusinessMirror, Manila Times, Manila Standard]

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2024/01/08/blacklisting-panel-at-da-should-ferret-out-real-hoarders/

18. Farmers’ group on warpath vs DENR chief

[Daily Tribune, Pilipino Star Ngayon,  Abante]

https://tribune.net.ph/2024/01/farmers-group-on-warpath-vs-denr-chief

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