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TOP STORIES – Sunday, April 02, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

02 April 2023, Sunday, as of 4:00 p.m.


- Marcos’ Holy Week message to Catholics: Be better agents of change, conveyors of truth

- Pope Francis to preside over Palm Sunday after hospital stay

- PNP to deploy over 77,800 cops to secure Holy Week, Ramadan celebrations

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer] https://www.cnnphilippines.com/lifestyle/2023/4/2/bongbong-marcos-holy-week-2023-message.html

2. Marcos vows to fix maritime issues after UK reaffirmed recognition of Pinoy sailors

[GMA News, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/865777/marcos-vows-to-fix-maritime-issues-after-uk-reaffirmed-recognition-of-pinoy-sailors/story/?just_in

3. Escudero: New Maharlika bill version has better chance for approval

[CNN PHL, Philstar, GMA News, Inquirer] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/04/02/2256249/new-maharlika-bill-version-has-better-chance-approval-senator

4. PCG, Japanese ship begin ‘bagging' ops to stop leaks from MT Princess Empress

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, NN PHL]



- No more bodies recovered from ill-fated ferry in Basilan

- BARMM lawmakers seek own inquiry into Basilan sea mishap

- More than P700K in aid given to Basilan ferry fire victims –Galvez

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer] https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/4/1/No-more-bodies-recovered-from-ill-fated-ferry-in-Basilan-.html


- Teves still won’t come home, says lawyer

- Teves lawyer slams ‘striptease’ release of information

- Lawyer of suspect tagged in Degamo slay claims NBI barred him from seeing client

[Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, Philstar]https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1751344/teves-still-wont-come-home-says-lawyer

7. Alyssa Valdez named captain of SEA Games squad

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Philstar] https://www.philstar.com/sports/2023/04/02/2256300/alyssa-valdez-named-captain-sea-games-squad

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