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TOP STORIES - Tuesday, 21 May 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., 21 May 2024, Tuesday

Sen. Francis 'Chiz' Escudero takes his oath as the new Senate president on May 20, 2024. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

1. SENATE LEADERSHIP CHANGES:

-Marcos extends support to Escudero as new Senate president

-House Speaker welcomes designation of Escudero as Senate president

-House majority leader sees Cha-cha moving under Escudero

[Abante Tonite, ABS-CBN News, Bulgar, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, News5, Pilipino Star NGAYON, Philstar, Rappler, The Manila Times]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/5/21/marcos-extends-support-to-escudero-as-new-senate-president-838

2. GENTLEMAN’S AGREEMENT PROBE:

-Duterte admin execs: No gentleman's agreement with China

-Medialdea: Ayungin status quo deal started in 2013 under Gazmin

-China envoy first mentioned Ayungin Shoal deal in 2021—Lorenzana

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5]

https://news.tv5.com.ph/breaking/read/medialdea-discloses-alleged-agreement-between-chinese-embassy-and-ex-defense-chief-gazmin-in-2013

3. BAMBAN MAYOR CONTROVERSY:

-Another red flag: Hontiveros bares Bamban Mayor Alice Guo’s ‘ties to criminals’

-Guo says she’s a love child, a Filipino, and not a Chinese spy

-DILG revokes Mayor Guo's authority over Bamban police

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, News5, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philstar, The Manila Times, Rappler]

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/hontiveros-bares-ties-criminals-bamban-tarlac-mayor-alice-guo/

4. Marcos expresses condolences for death of Iranian President Raisi

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, People’s Journal, Pilipino Star NGAYON, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/05/20/2356611/marcos-expresses-condolences-death-iranian-president-raisi

5. Marcos cites PH’s strategic spot in Indo-Pacific to gain opportunities

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

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/236909/marcos-cites-phs-strategic-spot-in-indo-pacific-to-gain-opportunities

6. Trust ratings decline for Marcos, Duterte

[Abante, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Pilipino Star NGAYON, The Philippine STAR, The Manila Times]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/05/21/news/national/trust-ratings-decline-for-marcos-duterte/1947628

7. Nothing was done on Yolanda rehab in past administrations —Marcos

[Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, The Philippine STAR, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1942756/marcos-nothing-was-done-in-yolanda-rehab

8. Marcos sees end of Northern Samar insurgency within his term

[Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, News5, The Philippine STAR]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/05/21/2356687/marcos-confident-eastern-visayas-insurgency-defeated-during-his-term

9. Doctors urged to report COVID cases even as PH in low-risk category

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, The Manila Times]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/05/21/news/doctors-urged-to-report-covidcases-even-as-ph-in-low-risk-category/1947681

10. MMDA extends grace period for e-bike, e-trike ban violators

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/907442/mmda-extends-grace-period-for-e-bike-e-trike-ban-violators/story

11. CA defers confirmation of Cacdac as Migrant Workers secretary

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1942997/ca-defers-confirmation-of-cacdac-as-migrant-workers-secretary

12. 2 people injured as Cessna flips after crash

[Daily Tribune, Inquirer, The Manila Times]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/05/21/news/2-people-injured-as-cessna-flips-after-crash/1947682

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