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TOP STORIES – Saturday, March 18, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

18 March 2023, Saturday, as of 4:00 p.m.

1. Complaints vs Teves:

-DOJ drops one illegal possession of firearms complaint vs Teves

-DOJ eyes issuance of lookout bulletin for Teves

-House to resume next week discussion on Teves' continued absence

[DZRH, DZBB, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, News5, Philstar, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


2. Mindoro oil spill:

-Oriental Mindoro oil spill spreads to more areas

-Hontiveros: PCG, MARINA should be accountable for Mindoro oil spill

-Group demands monetary compensation for fishers affected by oil spill

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


3. Marawi plebiscite:

-2 barangays in Marawi head to plebiscite to decide on proposed split

-COMELEC expects 90% voter turnout in Marawi plebsicite

-NAMFREL reports peaceful first hours of voting in Marawi

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


4. QC court acquits 'Tokhang' survivor of assault raps [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Rappler, GMA News]


5. ICC arrest warrant for Putin:

-ICC judges issue arrest warrant for Putin over Ukraine

-Biden says Putin committed war crimes, calls ICC arrest warrant ‘justified’

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Daily Tribune, CNN PHL, GMA News]


6. Diesel, kerosene prices may drop by as much as P2 in latest forecast [CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


7. DA confiscates P85 million of smuggled sugar in Subic [GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar]


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