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TOP STORIES – Tuesday, 9 January 2024

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

9 January 2023, Tuesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

Catholic devotees climb into a glass-covered carriage carrying the so-called Black Nazarene statue as they try to touch it during an annual religious procession in Manila on January 9, 2024. Hundreds of thousands of Catholic faithful swarmed a historic statue of Jesus Christ as it was pulled through the streets of the Philippine capital on January 9, in one of the world's biggest displays of religious devotion.

1. Traslacion

-Traslacion 2024 crowd breaches 1M, Quiapo Church says

-Emulate Nazarene’s sacrifice, BBM tells devout Catholics

-Devotees defy prohibitions, climb the 'andas' in search of miracles

-Several Nazarene devotees sought medical aid – PH Red Cross

-Over 600 devotees received medical assistance during 2024 Traslacion -- PRC

-MPD logs 38 injuries amid Traslacion 2024

-Senate shortens work hours on Traslacion Day

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/01/09/2324540/catholics-swarm-black-nazarene-feverish-parade

2. President, Sara ratings up slightly in Pulse Asia trust, approval poll

[Manila Standard, ABS-CBN News, Rappler, Manila Stadard, Philstar, Abante Tonite, Daily Tribune, People’s Journal, Inquirer]

https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/314405754/president-sara-ratings-up-slightly-in-pulse-asia-trust-approval-poll.html

3. PBBM: 51% of 6-year farm-to-market network plan completed in just 18 months

[PDI, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, Abante, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Manila Standard, Business Mirror, People’s Tonight]

https://www.philstar.com/pilipino-star-ngayon/bansa/2024/01/09/2324417/farm-market-road-program-ng-pangulong-marcos-admin-51-porsyento-natapos-na

4. Unemployment rate drops in Nov 2023

[Manila Bulletin, Business World, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Times, Daily7 Tribune]

https:/7/news.abs-cbn.com/business/01/09/24/unemployment-rate-falls-to-36-percent-in-november

5. Coup plot

-PNP chief sues ex-Army general for ‘coup plot’ video

-AFP, PNP, former prexy deny destab plot

[Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Abante Tonite, Daily Tribune, Pilipino Star Ngayon, People’s Tonight]

https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/314405756/pnp-chief-sues-ex-army-general-for-coup-plot-video.html

6. Ombudsman OKs filing of graft raps vs Guanzon; Guanzon files motion for reconsideration in graft case, asks for fairness

[Manila Times, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Business Mirror, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/01/08/2324393/ombudsman-nods-graft-charges-vs-guanzon

7. Charter change

-League of cities backs Charter change

-Lawmakers flag alleged 'vote buying' plan for Charter change

-Comelec says no jurisdiction on alleged people's initiative on charter change

-Charter change budget could reach P14B, says Lagman

-Pimentel calls for deeper probe into ‘bribed initiative’ for Charter change

[Inquirer, GMA News, CNN PHL, Daily Tribune, Business Mirror, Philstar, ABS-CBN News]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2024/1/9/mayors-cha-cha-push.html

8. Marcos vows to monitor, sustain 'Kalinisan' program

[Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, People’s Tonight, People’s Journal, GMA News, Inquirer]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/893546/marcos-vows-to-monitor-sustain-kalinisan-program

9. Magnitude 6.7 quake hits Balut Island in Sarangani, Davao Occidental

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2024/1/9/sarangani-davao-occidental-quake.html

10. Anti-illegal drugs campaign

-177 metro cops charged with drug-related offenses in 2023—Marcos

-Marcos hails PNP efforts in anti-illegal drug campaign; vows zero tolerance for corruption, illegal drugs

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/09/24/177-cops-in-metro-manila-face-drug-raps-marcos

11. PH bans importation of poultry from Belgium, France due to bird flu outbreak

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

https://mb.com.ph/2024/1/9/solon-p20-per-kilo-rice-still-possible-for-2024

12. Korean firm lone bidder qualified for ’25 automated polls — Comelec

[Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/893477/s-korean-firm-miru-deemed-eligible-to-bid-in-comelec-s-2025-poll-system-procurement

13. PUV modernization

-Imee Marcos seeks Senate inquiry into PUV Modernization Program

-LTFRB says 'no hand' in picking brands of jeepneys for PUV modernization

[GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1885680/imee-marcos-on-senate-probe-about-puv-modernization-panay-blackouts

 

14. BOC exceeds 2023 revenue collection target

[Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, CNN PHL]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/world/2024/1/9/BOC-exceeds-2023-revenue-collection-target.html

15. FFCCCII lauds Go’s designation as OSAPIEA chief, but keeps ‘cautious optimism’ for ’24

[Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Business Mirror]

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2024/01/09/ffcccii-lauds-gos-designation-as-osapiea-chief-but-keeps-cautious-optimism-for-24

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