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TOP STORIES – Sunday, 14 January 2024

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

14 January 2024, Sunday, as of 4:00 p.m.

1. Marcos: No more active NPA gurilla fronts

[Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, The Philippine Star, Inquirer, People’s Tonight, GMA News, CNN Philippines, ABS-CBN News, Pilipino Star Ngayon]

2. Marcos leaves for Brunei to attend Prince Abdul Mateen's wedding

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippines, Manila Standard, The Philippine Star, Abante Tonite, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/894074/marcos-leaves-for-brunei-to-attend-prince-abdul-mateen-s-wedding/story/?just_in

3. ABDUCTED PINOY SEAFARERS

18 Pinoy seafarers onboard oil tanker seized by Iran safe, gov’t says

-DMW eyes repatriation soon of 18 Pinoy crew of seized oil tanker

-PH seeks Iran's help for release of 18 Filipinos on seized tanker

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

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/225307/18-filipino-seafarers-in-good-condition-while-in-custody-of-iran-govt-dmw

4. RECTO’S APPOINTMENT

-Recto to prioritize pending tax reforms

-Lawmakers caution Recto vs creating new taxes

-Ex-DOF execs: Finance chief's success tied to president's support

[The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Philippine Daily Inquirer]

https://www.philstar.com/business/2024/01/14/2325588/recto-prioritize-pending-tax-reforms

5. PUV MODERNIZATION

Group to hold transport strike on Jan. 16 vs PUV franchise consolidation

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, CNN Philippines, Manila Standard, GMA News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/14/24/manibela-muling-nagkasa-ng-transport-strike-sa-martes

6. CHARTER CHANGE

-Makabayan bloc seeks House probe into alleged Cha-cha signature buying

-'Vote-buying' could void signatures for people's initiative: Comelec

[CNN Philippines, PhilStar, ABS-CBN News]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2024/1/14/house-probe-cha-cha-signature-drive.html

7. TOURISM

-DOT eyes exceeding P1.5 trillion in domestic visitor receipts for 2024

-Palawan among the world’s most trending destinations for 2024

[PhilStar, CNN Philippines, GMA News]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/01/14/2325762/dot-eyes-exceeding-p15-trillion-domestic-visitor-receipts-2024

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