Headlines of Manila’s leading newspapers today, 08 Wed Jan 2020



MANILA, Philippines – Stories on the fate of the two giant water concessionaires in Metro Manila emerged as top stories in today’s headlines of leading national dailies.

Out of the eight (8) leading broadsheets, only three touched on other equally pressing issues of the week namely evac plans for OFWs in the Middle East (Manila Bulletin), Duterte sides with US (Manila Standard) and PH dollar reserves rise to “all-time high” Business Mirror.

Here is the complete list:

INQUIRER – DU30 to water firms: OK new deals or face raps

PHILIPPINE STAR – Take it or leave it: Gov’t offers new water deal

MANILA BULLETIN – Evacuation plan for OFWs readied

DAILY TRIBUNE –Gov’t subs for water firms

MANILA TIMES – Sign deal or we take over

MANILA STANDARD – Duterte sides with US

MALAYA – Duterte to water firms: Accept new pacts or else…

BUSINESS MIRROR – PHL dollar reserves rise to ‘all-time high’ (Gerald Alayon/CurrentPH)

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