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INQToday: China summons PH ambassador after Marcos congratulates Taiwan’s Lai

/ 06:13 PM January 16, 2024

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

China summons PH ambassador after Marcos congratulates Taiwan’s Lai

China on Tuesday summoned the ambassador from the Philippines and warned the country “not to play with fire” after its President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday congratulated Taiwan’s president-elect Lai Ching-te on his election victory.


“President Marcos gravely violated the one China principle, went against political commitments to China, and interfered in China’s internal affairs,” a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said at a regular press conference on Tuesday.


Gastroenteritis outbreak in Baguio City ‘officially contained’ – DOH exec

The gastroenteritis outbreak in Baguio City is now “officially contained,” Health Undersecretary and spokesperson Eric Tayag said Tuesday.

Tayag also said that the Baguio City Health Office recorded at least 3,000 cases of diarrhea in the city based on “online self-reporting.”

DA’s Tiu-Laurel on aid for vegetable farmers: ‘There’s no fund to help them’

There is no budget for cash aid to help farmers who incurred financial losses, Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr. disclosed on Tuesday.

In a Palace briefing, Tiu Laurel was asked what aid government can extend to help vegetable farmers regain their lost capital.


New PH, Canada pact to strengthen military ties – Teodoro

The Philippines and Canada will sign a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) to bolster military ties, Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro Jr. said Tuesday.

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Teodoro confirmed this development that would allow closer collaboration like training and exercises between both countries’ militaries on the sidelines of a cybersecurity conference organized by Stratbase ADR and the Canadian Embassy held at the Manila Polo Club.

TAGS: Baguio gastroenteritis outbreak, Bongbong Marcos, China, Farmers, Gilbert Teodoro

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