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TOP STORIES – Saturday, March 4, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

04 March 2023, Saturday, as of 4PM

1. GOV. DEGAMO KILLING

-Negros Oriental Gov. Degamo dies after attack at his home: ally

-DILG condemns assassination of Negros Oriental Gov. Degamo

-Wife of Negros Oriental gov seeks justice for slain husband; attack also killed 5 people

[ABS-CBN News Online, Cebu Daily News, Manila Times, PhilStar, CNN PHL Online, Inquirer, GMA News Online, Manila Bulletin] 

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/03/04/23/gov-roel-degamo-dies-after-attack-at-his-home

2. Marcos condems Negros Oriental governor killing

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/862797/marcos-condemns-negros-oriental-gov-degamo-assassination/story/?just_in

3. MINDORO OIL SPILL

-36,000 hectares of coral reefs, mangroves possibly affected by Mindoro oil spill

-DENR: Mindoro oil spill may affect over 2k hectares of coral reefs, mangroves

-Oil spill from sunken oil tanker in Mindoro reaches Antique: PCG

-DENR develops potential impact map on Oriental Mindoro oil spill site

-PCG races to contain oil spill from sunken tanker

-Oil spill puts Oriental Mindoro town under calamity state  

-House will easily pass supplemental budget on Mindoro oil spill, says Salceda

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/03/04/2249267/36000-hectares-coral-reefs-mangroves-possibly-affected-mindoro-oil-spill

4. Marcos vows aid to families affected by Mindoro oil spill

[Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, GMA News Online, Manila Times, PhilStar] 

https://mb.com.ph/2023/03/04/marcos-vows-aid-to-families-affected-by-mindoro-oil-spill/

5. AdU HAZING INCIDENT

-Person of interest in Adamson student's death found dead – police

-Alleged hazing victim Salilig laid to rest

-Adamson chapter refused to comply with Tau Gamma Phi's no-contact policy - fraternity leader

-Salilig's pa calls on other persons of interest in alleged hazing to surrender

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/03/04/2249149/fratman-hazing-found-dead

6. Marcos tells traders: PH will be an 'ideal' export player

[Manila Times, ABS-CBN News Online, Manila Bulletin, GMA News Online] 

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/03/04/news/marcos-tells-traders-ph-will-be-an-ideal-export-player/1881260

7. WEEKLONG PUJ STRIKE

-Gov’t agencies ready with contingency plans for transport strike—Palace

-Marcos urged: Issue EO vs jeepney, UV Express phaseout now

-PUV modernization: DOTr may extend Dec. 31 deadline for industry consolidation

-Pasay transport leaders vow to ply routes on March 6

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/03/03/govt-agencies-ready-with-contingency-plans-for-transport-strike-palace/

8. SCHOOL SETUP DURING NATIONWIDE PUJ STRIKE

-More LGUs suspend face to face classes, offer free rides on transpo strike week

-Schools move to outsmart jeepney strike

-DepEd: Distance learning, teaching may be implemented during transport strike

-Pateros mayor advises schools to adopt measures for nationwide transport strike

-Pasig LGU suspends F2F classes, offers free ride due to transport strike

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News Online] 

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1738296/more-lgus-suspend-face-to-face-classes-offer-free-rides-on-transpo-strike-week

9. Fuel prices expected to go up next week

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/3/4/Fuel-prices-expected-to-go-up-next-week.html

10. Biden's biopsy showed successful removal of common, treatable form of skin cancer

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/world/862768/biden-s-biopsy-confirmed-basal-cell-carcinoma-cancerous-tissue-removed-white-house/story/

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