Here’s a quick summary of today’s top stories:
Filipino in Israel shares situation amid Israel-Hamas conflict
Marc Pleños, one of the Filipino community leaders in Israel, shares the plight of fellow Filipinos there amid the conflict.
Another Filipino was reported missing amid an ongoing conflict in Israel, bringing the total number of missing Filipinos to six. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday.
Citing the Philippine Ambassador in Tel Aviv, the DFA said a Filipina contacted the embassy after recognizing her husband in one of the videos circulating on social media showing a man being held by armed individuals – most likely taken to Gaza in Palestine.
Foreign Affairs spokesperson Teresita Daza confirmed Monday that several Filipinos in the Gaza Strip have expressed a wish to be repatriated amid the armed conflict between Israel and Hamas.
In a text message to reporters, Daza said the Philippine Embassy in Amman, Jordan has received these repatriation requests.
Israeli UN envoy denounces ‘war crimes’, UN Security Council meets
Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations on Sunday accused the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas of war crimes as the UN Security Council met to discuss the conflict.
Libracht Sakay (free ride) for Edsa Bus Carousel and jeepneys will return in November until the end of this year, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announced on Monday.
According to LTFRB Chairman Teofilo Guadiz III, the joint circular for the release of the P1.3 billion fund for the service contract program has been approved.
Manibela Chairman Mar Valbuena said at a press conference on Monday that about 240,000 traditional jeepneys are expected to join the strike.
The duration of the strike, or until when it will last, has yet to be specified, he said.
The majority, or 65 percent, of Filipinos perceived a significant change in the climate of their area by 2023, based on the results of a Pulse Survey Research survey.
The survey was conducted from September 10 to 14 among 1,200 adult respondents via in-person interviews, with a margin of error of ±2.8 percent at a 95 percent confidence level.