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TOP STORIES – Monday, March 27, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

27 March 2023, Monday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Degamo slay case

-Remulla says Rep Teves “is being considered as masterminds” in the killing of Gov. Roel Degamo

-More complaints vs. Degamo slay suspects to be filed this week, possibly including Teves – DOJ

-Request to expel Teves reaches House ethics panel

-Criminal organization behind Degamo slay – DOJ

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, DZBB, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Philstar, News5, Manila Times] https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1748715/remulla-rep-arnolfo-teves-jr-being-considered-as-among-masterminds-in-degamo-slay

2. NLEX connector inaugurated by Marcos

-Marcos hopes for a 5-minute travel between Caloocan, Manila

-Marcos vows to build more roads, bridges to spur interconnectivity

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/865141/marcos-hope-for-a-5-minute-travel-between-caloocan-manila/story/?just_in

3. Marcos leads groundbreaking of 4th Disiplina Village in Valenzuela City; Turns over 1,380 housing units to informal settlers in Malabon City

- Marcos admin finding ways to build more housing units

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, CNN PHL, Daily Tribune, GMA News] https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1748700/marcos-leads-groundbreaking-of-4th-disiplina-village-in-valenzuela-city

4. Fuel prices rolled back by up to P1.90 per liter

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Inquirer, GMA News, News5, CNN PHL, Daily Tribune]

https://business.inquirer.net/393261/fuel-prices-rolled-back-by-up-to-p1-90-per-liter

5. Mindoro oil spill

-Over 9,000 liters of oily water collected from Oriental Mindoro oil spill – Coast Guard 

-Over P1.1B in oil claims seen; 19,000 workers are affected by Mindoro oil spill

-PCG raises oil spill response to highest level; ‘bagging’ operation may start this week

-MT Princess Empress owners appear in NBI

[ABS-CBN, Inquirer, Philstar, GMA News, CNN PHL, Daily Tribune, Philstar, News5]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/climate-and-environment/2023/03/27/2254854/coast-guard-collects-over-9000-liters-oily-water-response-operations

6. Police release composite sketch of suspect in killing of San Miguel, Bulacan police chief

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, GMA News, News5] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/865131/police-release-composite-skh-of-suspect-in-killing-of-san-miguel-bulacan-police-chief/story/?just_in

7. Misamis Oriental posts ‘high’ COVID-19 positivity rate at 26.8% — OCTA

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1748634/misamis-orientals-covid-19-positivity-rate-now-high-at-26-8-octa

8. Marcos appoints Gaerlan as AFP deputy chief of staff

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/865169/marcos-appoints-gaerlan-as-afp-deputy-chief-of-staff/story/?just_in

9. VP Duterte: Hiring 30,000 teachers yearly ‘unrealistic, impossible’

[Inquirer, GMA News, News5, Manila Bulletin]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1748746/fwd-vp-duterte-hiring-of-30k-teachers-yearly-unrealistic-impossible

10. North Korea launches at least two unidentified ballistic missile into waters off eastern Korean peninsula

[Philstar, CNN PHL, Manila Times, Inquirer]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/world/2023/3/27/north-korea-two-ballistic-missiles.html

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