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TOP STORIES – Wednesday, 24 January 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, 24 January 2024

President Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr. (Photo courtesy of Yummie Dingding/PPA Pool)

1. CHARTER CHANGE:

-Marcos open to change Constitution to fit 'globalized world'

-Pimentel: COMELEC may face raps for accepting Charter change signatures

-COMELEC:

-Pirma exec: Signatures for people’s initiative to be completed by April

[Manila Times, Philstar, Inquirer, Abante, Bulgar, CNN PHL, Manila Times, Rappler, Reuters, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/1/23/1987-constitution-not-written-for-a-globalized-world-marcos-says

2. ICC PROBE:

-VP Duterte denies hand in 'Davao Death Squad', says cooperating with ICC puts PHL to shame

-Dela Rosa thanks Marcos for not recognizing ICC in PHL

-De Lima questions Marcos' declaration of non-cooperation with ICC

-DILG chief has 'no knowledge' about ICC investigation in PHL

[ABS-CBN News, Bulgar, BusinssWorld, GMA News, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, News5, Rappler, Remate, Manila Standard]

https://manilastandard.net/news/314409695/sara-duterte-i-dont-need-a-death-squad-says-cooperating-with-icc-puts-ph-to-shame.html

3. Marcos believes VP Sara 'testing the waters' on election bid plan

[Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Manila Times, News5, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2024/1/24/marcos-sara-duterte-election-bid.html

4. Marcos defends greeting to new Taiwan leader, affirms One China policy

[Manila Standard, Malaya, Reuters, South China Morning Post, Abante Tonite, Philstar, Rappler, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, Remate, GMA News]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2024/1/24/marcos-taiwan-greeting-courtesy.html

5. METRO TRAFFIC:

-Marcos on chopper use: I don't want to cause traffic

-Marcos eyes more ferry stations to ease traffic congestion

[Philstar, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Abante, Manila Standard, Pilipino Star Ngayon, People’s Tonight, Bulgar]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1893317/marcos-says-he-tried-to-avoid-causing-traffic-at-coldplay-concert

6. WEST PHL SEA:

-PHL says AFP to ensure ‘unimpeded and peaceful’ exploration in South China Sea

-72% of Pinoys want more troops in WPS —survey

-PBBM: Gov’t to resist attempts to ‘trample upon our sacred shores’ 

-Philippine military uses plane to deliver supplies to Ayungin

[Businessworld, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, News5, Daily Tribune, Manila Times, GMA News]

https://tribune.net.ph/2024/01/23/pinoys-want-more-wps-patrols-survey

7. TAX AND INFLATION:

-Recto: No plans to impose new taxes, including junk food tax

-Philippines inflation remains an 'urgent' concern, says DOF chief

[Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/895211/ralph-recto-no-plans-to-impose-new-taxes/story/

8. Filipino national serving Israel military killed in Hamas attack

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/dispatch/895174/filipino-idf-soldier-killed-in-gaza-blast-israel-embassy/story

9. DFA: Two Filipinos arrested for alleged abandonment of couple’s corpses in Tokyo

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Philstar, Daily Tribune]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2024/1/23/2-Filipinos-arrested-abandonment-Tokyo-.html

10. SC clears 21 cops charged in killing of father, son in 2016

[Malaya, Business Mirror, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2024/01/24/2328141/sc-upholds-homicide-raps-vs-4-cops

 

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President Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr. (Photo courtesy of Yummie Dingding/PPA Pool)