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TOP STORIES – Thursday, March 2, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

02 March 2023, Thursday, as of 9AM

1. Malaysia PM's visit in Manila:

-Anwar, Marcos to boost defense, security ties

-Marcos, Anwar talk peace in South China Sea

-Marcos thanks Malaysia for role in peace process in Mindanao

[PhilStar, Manila Times, Business Mirror,  GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL]


2. Marcos to slain Adamson student: 'Justice will be served'

-Speaker offers P500k for arrest of hazing suspects

-CHR decries alleged hazing death of Adamson student, to conduct own probe

-7 suspects involved in alleged hazing death of Adamson student now under police custody

[Manila Times, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, GMA News, Inquirer, PhilStar]


3. PUV modernization

-Jeepney phaseout deadline extended

-Week-long transport strike to push through, says group

-Review PUV modernization implementation – Marcos

[Philstar, Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News]


4. Remulla to UN Human Rights Council: PHL will not tolerate 'external interference'

[CNN PHL, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]


5. Oriental Mindoro oil spill

-PCG: Oil spill in Oriental Mindoro expands; tanker fully sinks

-21 protected marine areas may be affected by Mindoro oil spill

[Inquirer, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, DZBB, PhilStar]


6. COMELEC halts Erwin Tulfo’s proclamation as party-list nominee due to DQ petition

[GMA News, Inquirer, CNN PHL, Rappler]


7. Medevac chopper with 5 on board goes missing in Palawan—CAAP

[GMA News, CNN PHL, Manila Standard, PhilStar, Inquirer]


8. 3 of 4 Cessna plane crash victims in Bicol retrieved —mayor

[Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, Inquirer, GMA News]


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