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TOP STORIES – Sunday, January 7, 2024

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

As of 4:00 p.m., Sunday, 7 January 2023

1. Duterte wants talks with PBBM on SMNI; Palace says President always available to meet

[Abante Tonite, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Remate, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/1/6/marcos-open-to-meet-ex-pres-duterte-on-smni-issue

2. Destab plot rumors vs Marcos:

-Duterte veers clear of 'destabilization plot' vs Marcos Jr.

-Trillanes claims destabilizers allied with Dutertes

-Media group alarmed at PNP move vs rumor mills

[Manila Standard, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine STAR, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/07/24/duterte-veers-clear-of-destabilization-plot-vs-marcos-jr

3. ICC probe vs past drug war policy:

-Duterte: Marcos Jr. has nothing to do with ICC

-Former solon optimistic ICC case vs Duterte can proceed in 2024

[People's Tonight, People's Journal, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/07/24/duterte-marcos-jr-has-nothing-to-do-with-icc

4. Marcos signs Ease of Paying Taxes law

[GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, The Manila Times, CNN PHL]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2024/1/7/marcos-signs-ease-of-paying-taxes-act.html

5. Lagman claims funds mobilized to kick off Cha-cha petition

[Abante, The Manila Times, Manila Standard, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/06/24/lagman-claims-funds-mobilized-to-kick-off-chacha-petition

6. Maharlika CEO endorses Speaker’s push to invest in NGCP

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Daily Tribune, The Philippine STAR, Philippine Daily Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1884901/maharlika-ceo-endorses-speaker-romualdezs-push-to-invest-in-ngcp

7. PUV modernization:

-House probe into alleged corruption in PUV modernization set to start on Jan. 10

-DOTr welcomes congressional probe into PUV modernization program

[Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2024/1/7/puvmp-house-probe-on-wednesday.html

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