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TOP STORIES – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

08 March 2023, Wednesday, as of 5PM

1. Transport strike:

-Marcos wants to ensure no one loses job in PUV modernization, thanks groups for ending strike

-DOTr’s Bautista: We never recommended immediate phaseout of traditional jeepneys

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


2. Marcos hopes cleanup of Mindoro oil spill will not take more than 4 months [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Inquirer]


3. Marcos launches 'Kadiwa ng Pangulo Para sa Manggagawa' in QC

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


4. Marcos honors 'exemplary' government workers

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



5. Marcos shares fighter jet experience: Matagal ko nang gustong gawin 'yun [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]


6. Bayawan police force relieved amid hunt for suspects in Degamo slay [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL]


7. International Women's Day:

-VP Duterte pushes for inclusive digital education for women

-Group launches Women's Day protests at Liwasang Bonifacio

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


8. Zubiri denies rumors of supposed ouster as Senate president

[ABS-CBN News, DZMM, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar]


9. BAI confirms ASF cases in Carcar; Cebu to impose strict border control [ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


10. Dry run for motorcycle lanes along Commonwealth Avenue starts March 9 [Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL]


11. Senate panel rules out sabotage, cyberattack in New Year’s day airport fiasco [ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin]


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