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INQToday: Marcos says he greeted Taiwan’s Lai out of courtesy; Oppenheimer leads Oscar nominations

/ 01:07 PM January 24, 2024

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

Marcos says he greeted Taiwan’s Lai out of courtesy, reaffirms One China Policy

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. on Tuesday said he greeted greetings Taiwan’s President-elect Lai Ching-te  out of common courtesy, adding that the Philippines continues to recognize the One-China policy.


Marcos drew the ire of China after he congratulated Lai in an X post.


Teodoro urges fishers not to sail solo to Scarborough Shoal

Noting there is strength in numbers, Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro Jr. on Tuesday night reminded fishers not to sail solo off Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea.

Teodoro made the advice as fishers said they were driven away by China Coast Guard personnel while they were gathering seashells in the sandbank.

‘Oppenheimer’ leads 2024 Oscar nominations

“Oppenheimer,” the epic film about the World War Two race to build the first atomic bomb, landed a leading 13 Oscar nominations on Tuesday, Jan. 23, and cemented its role as frontrunner for the prestigious best picture trophy.

The three-hour drama directed by Christopher Nolan outpaced gothic comedy “Poor Things,” another best picture contender that scored 11 nominations for the film industry’s highest honors.

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TAGS: Bongbong Marcos, Gilbert Teodoro, Lai Ching-te, Oscar, Scarborough

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