INQToday: Delivery of BRP Sierra Madre supplies to continue via sea; Jisoo, Ahn Bo-hyun break up | Inquirer News

INQToday: Delivery of BRP Sierra Madre supplies to continue via sea; Jisoo, Ahn Bo-hyun break up

/ 06:04 PM October 24, 2023

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

DFA exec says 20 Filipinos in West Bank want to go back to PH

Almost 20 Filipinos in the West Bank have signified their desire to return to the Philippines as fighting between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas intensifies.


“There are a few. Almost 20 [Filipinos who have signified their intentions]. But [their repatriation] would be easier,” Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Eduardo de Vega said in a mix of English and Filipino during an interview with Radyo 630.


AFP chief says delivery of BRP Sierra Madre supplies to continue via sea

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Romeo Brawner Jr. said Tuesday that delivery of supplies for BRP Sierra Madre will remain via sea despite continued harassment by China in the West Philippine Sea.

He explained that the use of helicopters to drop off supplies for military personnel stationed in the grounded Philippine Navy ship in Ayungin Shoal poses logistical challenges and, hence, may not be viable.

Palace has no plans of declaring Oct. 31 a holiday – Garafil

Malacañang has no plans to declare October 31, 2023 (Tuesday) a holiday.

Presidential Communications Office Secretary Cheloy Garafil said this in a message to reporters on Tuesday.

Rep. Castro urges victims of rights abuses under Rodrigo Duterte to file cases, too

ACT Teachers party-list Rep. France Castro urges individuals who may have allegedly suffered from rights abuses during the term of Rodrigo Duterte to follow suit and file cases against the former president.

During a press conference Tuesday, Castro expressed her belief that filing a criminal complaint against Duterte may empower others to do the same and make the ex-top leader of the country accountable.


Reward increased for missing beauty queen Catherine Camilon — PRO 4A

Another P100,000 has been added to the reward for anyone who has credible information on the whereabouts of missing beauty queen Catherine Camilon, according to Police Regional Office (PRO) 4A acting director Brig. Gen. Kenneth Lucas.

Lucas said PRO Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) business sector’s offer brings the total reward money to P200,000, which includes the amount from Batangas Vice Governor Mark Leviste.

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Blackpink’s Jisoo, Ahn Bo-hyun break up reportedly due to ‘busy schedules’

Months after going public with their relationship, Blackpink’s Jisoo and actor Ahn Bo-hyun have parted ways due to “busy schedules.”

Jisoo and Ahn’s separation was first reported by an unnamed industry representative to Korean media outlet JTBC News on Tuesday, Oct. 24, saying the ex-couple “drifted apart due to busy schedules” which ultimately resulted in their split.

TAGS: AFP, Blackpink, BRP Sierra Madre, Catherine Camilon, Cheloy Velicaria-Garafil, DFA, France Castro, Holiday, Rodrigo Duterte, West Bank

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