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TOP STORIES – Saturday, April 01, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

01 April 2023, Saturday, as of 4:00 p.m.

1. ‘Monumental crisis averted’: EU to keep recognizing Filipino seafarers’ certificates

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, Manila Times,

Inquirer] https://www.rappler.com/nation/overseas-filipinos/european-union-keep-recognizing-filipino-seafarers-certificates/

2. Suspect in student’s slay in Dasmarinas arrested 

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


3. President Marcos to go on retreat this Holy Week

[Philstar, News5PH, Manila Bulletin]


4. Palace clarifies April 5 half-day work applies to Executive branch

[CNN PHL, Philstar, Inquirer]


5. Degamo slay ‘main player’ nabbed; case ‘99% solved’

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


6. DOJ clears 17 cops in ‘Bloody Sunday’ raid; NUPL to appeal case

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


7. BI to retire paper-based departure cards beginning May 1

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/04/01/23/bi-to-retire-paper-based-departure-cards-on-may-1


- MARINA starts probe into Basilan ferry fire

- Basilan ferry fire death toll cut to 28

- Probers: Lamp spark triggered ferry fire

- Shipping firm apologizes for deadly Basilan ferry blaze, extends aid to victims’ kin

- Floating coffins? Villanueva seeks probe into latest Basilan ferry mishap

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


9. Oil price hike expected on Holy Tuesday

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News] https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/04/01/23/oil-price-hike-expected-on-holy-tuesday


- Pay P70 million for cleanup, compensation, Princess owner told

- SMC’s Ramon Ang admits being client of ill-fated ship in Oriental Mindoro

- Fisherfolk start applying for compensation over oil spill

- BFAR: Retain fishing ban in areas hit by oil spill

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, News5PH, ABS-CBN News, Manila Times] https://www.philstar.com/nation/2023/04/01/2255958/pay-p70-million-cleanup-compensation-princess-owner-told

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