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TOP STORIES – Thursday, March 9, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

09 March 2023, Thursday, as of 5PM

1. Joblessness, underemployment worsen to 4.8% in January as temporary holiday jobs fade

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

https://www.philstar.com/business/2023/03/09/2250416/joblessness-underemployment-worsen-january-temporary-holiday-jobs-fade

2. Missing Cessna plane in Isabela found with no survivors

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/03/09/missing-cessna-plane-in-isabela-found-after-month-long-search/

3. COVID-19 vaccine wastage may exceed 50 million doses by end of March —DOH

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1740363/covid-19-vaccine-wastage-may-hit-50-million-doses-by-end-march

4. NDRRMC, member agencies conduct 1st quarter earthquake drill; Marcos participates too

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, DZBB, DZRH, Philstar, Radyo Inquirer]

https://twitter.com/chonayu1/status/1633712316285063168

5. Palace bares 29 new appointments, including ex-DILG spokesman Malaya

[Inquirer, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/03/09/23/palace-bares-29-new-appointments

6. NEDA approves 194 infrastructure projects

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1740425/marcos-led-neda-board-oks-194-infra-projects

7. House, Senate leaders launch eCongress website for more responsive legislature

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/863306/house-senate-leaders-launch-econgress-website-for-more-responsive-legislature/story

8. PAGCOR terminates contract with third-party POGO auditor

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/3/9/pagcor-terminates-contract-third-party-auditor.html

9. Gov't eyes extension of SIM registration deadline

[GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar]

https://twitter.com/PhilippineStar/status/1633714935518867456

10. SC voids CBA provision setting lower retirement age for female crew than male

[Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Inquirer]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/863317/sc-voids-cba-provision-setting-lower-retirement-age-for-female-crew-than-male/story/

11. PNP consolidates ‘final pieces of evidence’ in Degamo slay case

[Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/863326/sta-catalina-negros-oriental-police-replaced-after-degamo-slay-pnp

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