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TOP STORIES - Sunday, February 05, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

05 February 2023, Sunday, as of 4PM

 1. DOJ: UN expert to arrive in PH to help in probing wrongful death tragedies

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/859737/doj-un-expert-to-help-in-philippine-forensic-pathology-capacity-building/story/

2. Billionaire businessman and former Trade minister Roberto Ongpin dies at 86

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

https://business.inquirer.net/385143/billionaire-businessman-and-former-trade-minister-roberto-ongpin-dies-at-86

3. Marcos vows to protect welfare of OFWs, strengthen partnerships with host countries

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, SunStar, RMN News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/dispatch/859711/marcos-vows-to-protect-welfare-of-ofws-strengthen-partnerships-with-host-countries/story/

4. Slain OFW Jullebee Ranara's remains buried in Las Piñas

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/dispatch/859727/slain-ofw-jullebee-ranara-s-remains-buried-in-las-pinas/story/?just_in

5. NEDA studying 206 big-ticket projects; more PPPs eyed

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/02/05/neda-studying-206-big-ticket-projects-more-ppps-eyed/

 6. Chinese ‘militia boats’ tail Philippine Navy vessel

[PhilStar, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Bloomberg]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/02/05/2242673/chinese-militia-boats-tail-philippine-navy-vessel

7. Chinese ‘spy balloon’ shot by US might be same UFO seen over Pangasinan – analyst

-China expresses 'strong dissatisfaction' over US shooting down balloon

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/02/05/chinese-spy-balloon-shot-by-us-might-be-same-ufo-seen-over-pangasinan-analyst/

8. Reprieve for Sibuyan Island residents as mining ops ordered to stop

[Inquirer, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/2/4/mining-company-told-to-stop-operations-in-sibuyan-island-environmentalist.html

9. Pulse Asia: Only 38 pct of Grades 1-3 favor local language as medium of instruction

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/02/05/2242689/dialects-least-preferred-medium-instruction-poll

 10. Bong Go, 3 other senators file bill seeking more benefits for ex-presidents

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1725401/bong-go-3-other-senators-file-bill-seeking-more-benefits-for-ex-presidents

11. EJ Obiena captures gold medal in Orlen Cup

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, GMA News]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/02/05/ej-obiena-captures-gold-medal-in-orlen-cup/

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