INQToday: 2nd batch of Filipinos from Israel to arrive in PH on Oct 20 - gov’t | Inquirer News

INQToday: 2nd batch of Filipinos from Israel to arrive in PH on Oct 20 – gov’t

/ 07:27 PM October 19, 2023

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

2nd batch of Filipinos from Israel to arrive in PH on Oct 20 – gov’t

The second batch of Filipino repatriates from Israel is set to arrive in the Philippines on Friday, October 20, government officials said.


In a press briefing on Thursday, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Administrator Honey Quiño said the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are scheduled to arrive at 3:45 p.m. that day.


Egypt agrees to reopen Gaza border to aid

Egypt agreed to reopen its border crossing with the Gaza Strip to allow aid to reach Palestinians, the United States said, as the humanitarian crisis worsened for the 2.3 million people trapped in the enclave and anti-Israel protests flared across the Middle East.

The region remained volatile in the aftermath of an explosion at Gaza’s Al-Ahli al-Arabi hospital late on Tuesday, which Palestinian officials said killed 471 people and blamed on what they said was an Israeli air strike.

QCPD: Another suspect in hazing death of criminology student surrenders

Another suspect involved in the death of 4th-year criminology student Ahldryn Bravante has surrendered to authorities, the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said on Thursday.

The QCPD identified the suspect as John Arvin Kaylle Diocena, who turned himself in to its office this afternoon.

Comelec to BSKE candidates: Follow 5-peso per voter authorized expense rule

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) maintains the currently authorized expense of candidates amounting to five pesos per registered voter is enough.

The statement comes as the campaign period for the 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) officially starts on Thursday.


SWS: 46% of Filipinos believe quality of life will improve in 12 months

Almost half of Filipino adults think their quality of life will improve in the next 12 months, a Social Weather Station (SWS) survey released Thursday showed.

Based on the survey results from June 28 to July 1, 46 percent of Filipinos aged 18 and above are classified as “optimists” or think their lives will improve.

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TAGS: BSKE, Comelec, Gaza, hazing, Hazing death, Israel, Owwa, QCPD, repatriates, SWS

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