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TOP STORIES – Tuesday, February 28, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

28 February 2023, Tuesday, as of 5PM

1. Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim to visit Philippines on March 1-2

-Malaysian prime minister to focus on security, economy in PHL visit

-Marcos to host banquet for Malaysia’s Anwar during official visit

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, ANC Alerts, Rappler, Inquirer, CNN PHL, Manila Times, Manila Standard, News5]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/02/28/23/malaysian-pm-anwar-ibrahim-to-visit-ph-this-week

2. Transport strike

-Transport group: Scrapping jeepney consolidation memo only way to prevent strike

-Group: Coordination with gov't ongoing to cushion impact of week-long transport strike

-Abalos amid week-long transport strike: Authorities should observe maximum tolerance

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, DZBB, CNN PHL, GMA News, PhilStar, News5]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/2/28/Manibela-scrapping-memo-will-prevent-strike.html

3. Marcos: It’s time for PHL to prioritize maritime industry again

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/02/28/marcos-its-time-for-ph-to-prioritize-maritime-industry-again/

4. Inflation likely between 8.5 to 9.3 pct in February, says BSP

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/02/28/23/inflation-likely-between-85-to-93-pct-in-february-says-bsp

5. Marcos reappoints Teehankee as PHL envoy to WTO

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/02/28/marcos-reappoints-teehankee-as-ph-envoy-to-wto/

6. Oil tanker carrying 800,000 liters of oil sinks off Romblon; no info on oil spill yet

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1736213/oil-tanker-carrying-800000-liters-of-oil-sinks-off-romblon-no-info-on-oil-spill-yet

7. Maynilad announces up to 57-hour water service interruption due to major leak repair in Makati

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1736225/maynilad-announces-up-to-57-hour-water-service-interruption-due-to-major-leak-repair-in-makati

8. DOH: Health workers, senior citizens to get first crack at bivalent vaccines

[CNN PHL, News5, ABS-CBN News, Rappler]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/02/28/23/doh-health-workers-seniors-to-get-first-crack-at-bivalent-jabs

9. 5-year pause in PNR operations may begin in May —exec

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/862276/5-year-pause-in-pnr-operations-may-begin-in-may-exec/story/?just_in

10. Cha-cha

-As House’s Cha-cha chugs on different track, Robin insists on econ tweaks for now

-Barzaga proposes to involve 3 gov't branches in appointing Con-con members

[PhilStar, CNN PHL, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/02/28/2248264/houses-cha-cha-chugs-different-track-robin-insists-econ-tweaks-now

11. Blacklist firms tagged in sugar smuggling if irregularities found — Hontiveros

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1736158/blacklist-firms-tagged-in-sugar-smuggling-if-irregularities-found-hontiveros

12. Navy rescues 24 crew, passengers from distressed vessel off Malaysia

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/862273/navy-rescues-24-crew-passengers-from-distressed-vessel-off-malaysia/story/?just_in

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