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TOP STORIES – Friday, March 3, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

03 March 2023, Friday, as of 5PM

1. Marcos lauds new PHL-Japan railway package; vows better transport system [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/03/03/marcos-lauds-new-ph-japan-railway-package-vows-better-transport-system/

2. Weeklong transport strike next week:

-MMDA, NCR LGUs to offer free rides during transport strike

-Weeklong jeepney strike to push through, groups split

-Senate: Transport execs 'not ready' for jeepney modernization

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/862707/mmda-ncr-lgus-to-offer-free-rides-during-transport-strike/story/?just_in

3. School setup next week:

-DepEd says no class suspension for weeklong transport strike

-Marikina orders alternative learning amid transpo strike

-UP orders temporary shift to online class, work

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/03/03/23/deped-says-no-class-suspension-for-transport-strike

4. Oriental Mindoro town under state of calamity due to oil spill [DZBB, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/862682/oriental-mindoro-town-under-state-of-calamity-due-to-oil-spill/story/

5. Hazing:

-DOJ junks obstruction case vs. father of Salilig hazing suspect

-PNP vows justice for Adamson student who died of hazing

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/862699/doj-prosecutors-dismiss-complaint-vs-father-of-poi-in-salilig-case/story/?just_in

6. Lawmakers warn vs ROTC revival following new hazing death [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/03/03/23/senate-minority-warns-vs-rotc-revival-following-new-hazing-death

7. Marcos graces cable congress, seeks private sector’s help to quickly digitalize government [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/03/03/pbbm-seeks-private-sectors-help-to-quickly-digitalize-government/

8. Makati lifts closure order vs Smart main office [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/03/03/23/makati-lifts-smart-hq-closure-order-as-settlement-reached

9. ‘Misdeclared’ sugar worth P150M found at Subic port [CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1737840/misdeclared-sugar-worth-p150m-found-at-subic-port

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