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TOP STORIES – Saturday, February 18, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

18 February 2023, Saturday, as of 4PM

1. PH 'won't lose 1 inch of its territory', Marcos Jr. reiterates

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


2. Marcos not keen on invoking US Defense Treaty after Chinese laser attack

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/02/18/2245890/marcos-not-keen-invoking-us-defense-treaty-after-chinese-laser-attack

3. China vessel not equipped with military grade laser, ad no intention to harm PH crew — envoy

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


4. Marcos graces PMA alumni homecoming, his first as commander-in-chief

[Philstar, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, GMA News, Rappler] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/multimedia/photo/02/18/23/marcos-jr-attends-pma-homecoming

5. Marcos won't allow ICC in PH for Duterte drug war probe

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


6. ICC prosecutor seeks dismissal of Manila's appeal to suspend 'drug war' probe

[ABS-CN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Rappler, Inquirer] https://www.philstar.com/nation/2023/02/18/2245898/icc-prosecutor-seeks-dismissal-manilas-appeal-suspend-drug-war-probe

7. Lanao del Sur governor wounded in ambush; 4 security escorts killed

- VP Duterte on slay try vs Gov. Adiong: ‘Cowardly act of violence’

- DILG chief vows justice for Lanao Sur ambush victims; Manhunt on for assailants

- EU envoy sends sympathies to Lanao del Sur governor after ambush

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


8. Another Cessna plane goes missing in Albay

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, Inquirer, News5PH, GMA News]


9. Diesel, gas prices projected to rise on Tuesday

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]

10. LPA to batter Mindanao, parts of Visayas and Bicol with rain [GMA News, Inquirer, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin]  https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/2/18/lpa-feb-18.html

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