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TOP STORIES – Monday, February 20, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

20 February 2023, Monday, as of 5PM

1. House panel okays con-con as way to amend Constitution

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


2. Resolution backing ex-President Duterte vs ICC ‘drug war’ probe filed at Senate [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Philstar, Inquirer]


3. Senate announces raise of employees inflationary aid to P50,000 [DZRH, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, Inquirer]


4. Higher diesel, gas prices set for February 21 [DZBB, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


5. House leaders back RCEP deal ratification [Business Mirror, BusinessWorld, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


6. House panel approves bill mandating higher VAT refund for foreign tourists [GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar]


7. Magnitude 4.8 earthquake hits waters off Quezon province

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, DZMM, DZRH, News5, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]


8. Aparri vice mayor ambush:

-Vehicle used in vice mayor's ambush torched

-No PNP members involved in Cagayan vice mayor ambush, police force clarifies

-Vice Mayors' League condemns Alameda ambush

[DZBB, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Rappler, Inquirer]


9. PNP identifies persons of interest behind ambush of Lanao del Sur gov [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Philstar, Inquirer]


10. 416 PDLs released by BuCor [Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


11. Rescuers struggle to reach wreckage of Cessna plane in Albay [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


12. OCTA sees ‘negligible’ increase in Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity rate [GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


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