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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]


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]


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

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


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

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


5. Marcos reappoints Teehankee as PHL envoy to WTO

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


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]


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]


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

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


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

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


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]


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

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5]


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

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]


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