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TOP STORIES –Sunday, 03 December 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online and print media monitoring)

As of 4:00 p.m., 03 December 2023, Sunday

1. Mindanao State University bombing:

-PBBM, Bangsamoro officials, lawmakers condemn Marawi bombing, vows justice for victims

-11 dead, several hurt in bombing in Mindanao State University gym in Marawi

-MSU condemns bombing at its gym, suspends classes

-Military on high alert after bombing called terrorism

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/12/3/marcos-condemns-marawi-bombing-vows-justice-for-victims

2. Surigao quake:

-Magnitude 7.4 quake rocks Surigao del Sur; Tsunami warning lifted

-PHIVOLCS logs over 600 aftershocks from Surigao del Sur earthquake

-Woman dead, 4 others hurt after magnitude 7.4 Surigao earthquake

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/12/3/magnitude-7-4-quake-rocks-surigao-del-sur-phivolcs

3. Marcos leads OP Family Day; House and lot raffled off [Abante Tonite, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, People's Journal, The Philippine STAR]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/12/03/2316015/marcos-leads-op-family-day

4. Philippines, France to pursue key defense pact [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/890211/philippines-france-to-pursue-key-defense-pact/story/

5. 11 Dawlah Islamiyah members killed in Maguindanao del Sur clash [Manila Bulletin, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/890207/11-dawlah-islamiyah-members-killed-in-maguindanao-del-sur-clash/story/

6. ASG leader tagged in Jolo Cathedral bombing slain in Basilan gunfight [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/12/3/asg-leader-tagged-in-jolo-cathedral-bombing-slain-in-basilan-gunfight

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