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TOP STORIES – Wednesday, March 1, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

01 March 2023, Wednesday, as of 5PM

1. Weeklong strike due to jeepney phaseout:

-Marcos Jr. asks transport groups to rethink planned week-long strike

-PBBM: PUV modernization inevitable, but implementation not ideal

-LTFRB extends jeepney franchise consolidation until Dec. 31

[Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, News5, PhilStar, DZBB, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1736745/marcos-jr-asks-transport-groups-to-rethink-planned-weeklong-strike

2. State visit:

-Marcos, Malaysia PM Anwar meet in Malacañang for bilateral talks

-Anwar to receive honorary degree from UP

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/862448/marcos-malaysia-pm-anwar-meet-in-malacanang-for-bilateral-talks/story/

3. Marcos rejects more powers to rein in inflation [CNN PHL, DZBB, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/03/01/23/marcos-rejects-more-powers-to-rein-in-inflation

4. Marcos highlights role of barangays in sustainable agriculture, addressing hunger  [GMA News, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/862388/marcos-highlights-role-of-barangays-in-sustainable-agriculture-addressing-hunger/story/?just_in

5. Marcos leads the launch of 'Kadiwa ng Pangulo' in Batangas [CNN PHL, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, PhilStar]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/03/01/marcos-taps-kadiwa-programs-to-make-food-more-affordable/

6. Marcos graces new sardines plant in Batangas [Inquirer, News5, GMA News, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/03/01/23/marcos-new-sardines-plant-in-batangas-to-spur-growth

7. Adamson student's death from hazing:

-Several persons of interest in alleged hazing death under police custody —victim's family

-Adamson students urge university: Bare truth behind our schoolmate’s death

-Abalos orders probe into the death of Adamson student found in Imus

-Romualdez offers P500,000 reward for arrest of Adamson student's killers

-Lawmakers condemn, seek review of Anti-Hazing law after Adamson student’s death

[Inquirer, Manila Times, DZBB, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/03/01/23/several-persons-of-interest-in-alleged-hazing-death-under-police-custody

8. OTS personnel arrested for allegedly stealing Chinese passenger's smartwatch in NAIA [Inquirer, DZBB, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/862434/ots-personnel-arrested-for-allegedly-stealing-chinese-passenger-s-smartwatch-in-naia/story/?just_in

9. COMELEC junks attempt to disqualify Tulfo from 2022 Senate race [GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, PhilStar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/03/01/2248507/comelec-junks-attempt-disqualify-tulfo-2022-senate-race

10. PHL 2022 budget deficit shrinks on strong revenue growth [ABS-CBN News, PhilStar, Inquirer]

https://business.inquirer.net/388904/ph-2022-budget-deficit-shrinks-on-strong-revenue-growth

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