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TOP STORIES – Monday, March 6, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

06 March 2023, Monday, as of 5PM

1. Transport strike:

-Palace says there is no disruption in transpo amid groups' strike

-80 percent of Metro transport paralyzed —PISTON

-VP Duterte denies red-tagging PUV drivers but maintains transpo strike "communists-inspired"

-VP Duterte says transport strike fails to consider teachers, learners

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


2. Negros Oriental governor ambush:

-Marcos says Degamo killing 'can't go unpunished'

-Teves slams alleged attempts to tag him in Degamo's death

-PNP chief admits security negligence in Degamo slay

-Charges filed vs. suspects in Degamo slay —police

-Senate probe into spate of attacks vs local officials sought after Degamo death

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


3. House OKs reso calling for Con-con to amend 1987 Constitution on third reading [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Philstar, Rappler, Inquirer]


4. Sunken tanker behind oil spill in Oriental Mindoro located [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Rappler]


5. Oil firms to hike gasoline, diesel, kerosene prices Tuesday [Inquirer, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


6. Marcos lauds push to bridge farmers with major agri players [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


7. DOH logs 913 fresh COVID-19 cases from Feb. 27-Mar. 5 [ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Rappler, GMA News]


8. NDRRMC honors PHL humanitarian team to quake-hit Türkiye [Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]


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