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TOP STORIES – Friday, 2 February 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Friday, 02 February 2024

1. UN Special Rapporteur Khan calls for abolition of NTF-ELCAC, less govt interference in media

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

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/un-special-rapporteur-irene-khan-recommends-marcos-government-abolish-ntf-elcac

2. UNITEAM ALLIANCE

-Imee Marcos to reach out to Dutertes, says she won’t let anyone squander Marcoses’ redemption

-Honasan urges PBBM to extend hand of unity to FPRRD, 2 other former presidents

-Analysis-'Open warfare': Philippines' Marcos-Duterte alliance crumbles

-CBCP head warns vs 'slippery slope to authoritarianism' in Cha-cha push

-Pangilinan sees chance to attract supporters amid UniTeam discord

-Duterte using cops, soldiers for power grab – Bayan

[ABS-CBN News, Business World, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Abante, The Manila Times, The Philippine Star, Reuters] https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/02/02/news/national/imee-marcos-to-reach-out-to-dutertes

3. MINDANAO SECESSION

- Reject Duterte’s call for independent Mindanao, Galvez tells public

-Inciting rebellion? Duterte's bid to separate Mindanao from PH to cause chaos, says Castro

- Imee: Duterte's Mindanao secession plan 'not a threat'

[Rappler, Philstar, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Daily Tribune]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1898238/reject-dutertes-call-for-independent-mindanao-galvez-tells-public

4. CHARTER CHANGE

-Marcos told to prioritize key issues over ‘Cha-cha’

-Duterte invited to Senate people's initiative probe

-PI group in Antique town withdraws signature forms;Comelec expects other areas to follow

-Mayors say Charter change row only worsened people’s burdens

-Senate, House impasse on Charter change far from over

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessWorld, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Malaya]

5. Resupply mission to Ayungin Shoal ‘flawless’ —AFP

[@DZBB, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Times, Rappler] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/896222/resupply-mission-to-ayungin-shoal-flawless-afp/story

6. Floods and landslides leave six dead in Davao de Oro

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Philstar, Manila Times, Manila Standard] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/2/2/floods-and-landslides-leave-6-dead-in-philippines

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