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TOP STORIES – Monday, April 3, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

03 April 2023, Monday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Holy Week

-No credible threat monitored for Holy Week —PNP

-PAL expects up to 20% increase in passengers this Holy Week

-74,114 cops deployed for Holy Week, Ramadan

-Immigration bureau braces for Holy Week passenger surge

-DOH issues guidelines for safe Holy Week observance

-Banks adjust hours for Holy Week, Day of Valor

-DOTr: Volume of holiday break travel to peak on Wednesday, Thursday

-NTC regional offices ordered to aid NDRRMC, civic groups during Holy Week

-LTO-NCR West deploys 200 personnel for Holy Week, ‘summer’ break

-PCG: 100K passengers recorded in seaports on Holy Monday

[ANC, DZBB, GMA News, Philstar, Daily Tribune, Rappler, CNN PHL, Rappler, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/865828/no-credible-threat-monitored-for-holy-week-pnp/story

2. Prison break

-10 Malibay detainees escape prison on Holy Monday; Metro Manila cops on alert to recapture detainees

-6 more detainees at large, 4 caught after escaping from Pasay facility; Mayor Emi offers P300K bounty

-Pasay police station commander sacked over escape of 10 inmates, tracker teams formed

[ABS-CBN News, DZBB, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Daily Tribune, CNN PHL, DZMM, Inquirer, News5]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/4/3/pasay-city-jailbreak-holy-monday.html

3. Degamo murder case

-Remulla on Degamo killing: ‘Case closed’; Rep Teves appears to be ‘main mastermind’

-12 suspects in Degamo slay have been accounted for, according to Abalos

-DOJ confirms NBI arrest of one of main suspects in Degamo murder; Charges set for filing vs ‘one mastermind’ in Degamo slay

-Senate probe into Degamo killing set for April 17

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1751657/fwd-remulla-degamo-murder-now-case-closed

4. Oil firms roll back LPG cost but hike prices of gasoline, diesel and kerosene

[ABS-CBN News, Business World, Inquirer, GMA News, CNN PHL, Philstar] https://business.inquirer.net/394476/oil-firms-roll-bank-lpg-cost-but-hike-prices-of-gasoline-diesel-and-kerosene

5. CHED to work with MARINA in implementing reforms suggested by EU for Filipino seafarers

-PH gov't told: Be serious in attending to needs of maritime industry

-DOTr wants inter-agency efforts to address maritime industry issues

-DFA lauds EU decision to continue recognizing Pinoy seafarers

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Business World, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, News5, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/04/03/2256576/ched-work-marina-maritime-schools-raise-training-standards

6. Philippine budget deficit slightly widened in February

[Philstar, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, GMA News] https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/04/03/23/ph-budget-deficit-hits-p1064-billion-in-february

 7. MT Princess Empress tragedy

-New map from US shows oil spill possibly reaching Coron, Palawan

-MT Princess Empress impacts livelihood and daily lives of thousands of individuals and families

-Search operations for ill-fated vessel seize

[CNN PHL, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.rappler.com/nation/new-united-states-map-shows-oil-spill-possibly-reaching-coron-palawan-april-2023/

8. Law dean Vistan chosen as UP Diliman Chancellor [Philstar, Manila Bulletin, DZBB, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/865865/law-dean-vistan-chosen-as-up-diliman-chancellor/story/?just_in

9. Suspect in killing of La Salle Dasmariñas student now in police custody; Intention was robbery and not to kill [News5, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/4/3/dasmarinas-student-slay-suspect-says-he-only-planned-to-rob-sleeping-victim-but-accidentally-woke-her

10. 7.0-magnitude quake hits western Papua New Guinea: USGS [Inquirer, Philstar, ABS-CBN News]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1751707/7-0-magnitude-quake-hits-western-papua-new-guinea-usgs

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