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TOP STORIES – Thursday, February 09, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

09 February 2023, Thursday, as of 5PM

1. Marcos' visit to Japan

-Japanese semiconductor firms pledge billions of pesos in investments to Philippines

-Pledges from Japanese tech firms seen to create 10,000 jobs for Filipinos

-PH, Japan sign 7 key deals on humanitarian assistance, infra and agri

-PBBM to present economic agenda to Japan’s business leaders

-Over 80 Japanese employers eye hiring Pinoy skilled workers —Ople

-Japanese shipowners assure Marcos of continuous hiring of Pinoy seafarers

-Marcos to Japanese investors: PH reskilling, upskilling Pinoy workers

-Marcos eyes PH-Japan educational tourism

-Marcos: Gov’t lobbying for lifting of Japan’s ‘travel advisory’ vs. key Philippine destinations

[PhilStar, Inquirer, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, News5]


2. Senate president pushes for VFA exploratory talks between PH, Japan

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL Online]


3. Major quake in Türkiye

-PHL rescue team lands in earthquake-battered Türkiye — OCD

-Pinoy quake victim in Türkiye rescued, 4 others missing —community leader

-Death toll rises to over 16,000 in Turkey, Syria quake

[PhilStar, GMA News, Inquirer, News5, CNN PHL, Manila Times, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin]


4. Pimentel, Poe buck Padilla's Cha-cha push

[GMA News, Inquirer, PhilStar, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL Online]


5. Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

-No rush on RCEP approval from Poe and Binay

-Farmers’ group asks senators not to rush RCEP discussion amid concerns

[News5, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


6. Pope names 3rd Filipino bishop in US

[GMA News, Manila Times, Rappler, Inquirer]


7. Fathers not barred from seeking protection orders for children vs abusive mothers under VAWC law

[GMA News, Rappler, Manila Bulletin]


8. Abandoned car in Parañaque yields over P183 million worth of shabu

[Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]


9. All San Juan City villages declared 'drug-cleared'

[ABS-CBN News, DZBB, Manila Bulletin]


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