Here's a quick summary of today's top news:

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has appealed to Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC) founder and alleged rapist Apollo Quiboloy to surrender to authorities in a “calm” manner.

PNP spokesperson Colonel Jean Fajardo also appealed to Quiboloy's friends and supporters to urge the religious leader to surrender.

The Palace has declared Eid'l Fitr, or the Feast of Ramadan, on Wednesday next week (April 10) a public holiday.

The Palace released Proclamation No. 514 to the media, which contained the declaration.

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. instructed his cabinet secretaries to present their proposals on how to alleviate the country's situation. worsening of the traffic crisisaccording to the secretary of the National Economy and Development Authority (Neda), Arsenio Balisacan, on Thursday.

Marcos held a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday in Malacañang, where traffic congestion and the country's economic prospects were discussed.

A magnitude 6 earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan, on Thursday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center said.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32 km (19.88 miles), EMSC said.

Around 5,000 Filipinos were affected by the earthquake in Taiwan, Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) officer-in-charge Hans Cacdac said on Thursday.

At a press conference at the DMW headquarters in Quezon City, Cacdac said there are 1,400 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the country of Hualien – the epicenter of the earthquake – while the rest are from the adjacent counties.

The Philippines' debt is still under control, National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said on Thursday.

Public debt reached an all-time high of P15.18 billion in February due to higher local borrowing and higher interest rates. Shortly after this announcement, the government announced a revised target for gross domestic product (GDP) of 6 to 7 percent, previously 6.5 to 7.5 percent.

Air passengers should prepare for power outages at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 3 as airport authorities carry out a series of power maintenance activities at the country's international gateway.


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This is according to the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa), which said in a statement on Thursday that power maintenance activities at Terminal 3 began on April 2 and could last until May 28 this year.



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