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INQToday: Filipino fisher missing in West Philippine Sea after being hit by ‘unidentified’ ship

/ 06:53 PM July 09, 2024

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

Filipino fisher missing in West Philippine Sea after being hit by ‘unidentified’ ship

A Filipino fisherman remains missing after a still-unidentified ship hit his boat in the West Philippine Sea, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Tuesday.

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Filipino fishing boat Fbca John Robert was hit by an unidentified vessel about 62 nautical miles southeast off Sampaloc Point in Subic, Zambales last July 3, causing it to sink, according to PCG spokesperson Rear Admiral Armand Balilo.

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House waiting on OVP to confirm if VP Duterte will attend Sona 2024

The House of Representatives is awaiting confirmation from the Office of the Vice President (OVP) on whether or not Vice President Sara Duterte will attend President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s third State of the Nation Address (Sona).

In a press briefing, House Secretary General Reginald Velasco said they got word that OVP will send out a letter on Tuesday, although he noted that deadlines are flexible for high-ranking officials.

P10M bounty on Quiboloy ‘wrong on so many levels’ – Topacio

The announcement of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of televangelist Apollo Quiboloy was “wrong on so many levels,” his legal counsel, Ferdinand Topacio, said on Tuesday.

According to Topacio, the reward being offered should come from public funds and not from private individuals.

Ex-cops who shot Geneva Lopez, BF were into a ‘mortgage scheme’ – PNP

Police are now looking into the possible involvement of two ex-policemen — who reportedly killed beauty pageant candidate Geneva Lopez and her Israeli boyfriend, Yitshak Cohen — in a “mortgage scheme.”

PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) chief Maj. Gen. Leo Francisco said they are now backtracking the activities of the two main suspects, Michael Angelo Guiang and Rommel Abuzo.

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PH-US civil nuclear energy pact enters into force

The breakthrough “123 agreement” on nuclear energy cooperation between the Philippines and the United States entered into force, the US State Department announced on Tuesday (Manila time).

In a statement uploaded on its website, the US State Department said the peaceful nuclear cooperation agreement entered into force last July 2.

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SWS: 44% of Filipinos see improved quality of life in next 12 months

Forty-four percent of Filipino adults expect their quality of life to improve in the next 12 months, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

The survey showed that 44 percent of Filipinos believe their quality of life would improve (optimists), another 44 percent see no change,  7 percent think it would worsen (pessimists), and the remaining 6 percent did not respond.

TAGS: Apollo Quiboloy, Atty. Ferdinand Topacio, Ayungin Shoal, China, PH-US joint patrol, Sara Duterte, Social Weather Stations

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