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TOP STORIES – Saturday, 3 February 2024

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

03 February 2024, Saturday, as of 4:00 p.m.

1. Davao flooding and landslide update

Davao de Oro death toll due to floods, landslides climbs to 8

Davao lawmakers thank BBM, Romualdez for aiding flood victims

[Philstar, Business Mirror, Manila Standard, Sunstar, Inquirer, Pilipino Star Ngayon, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/896331/davao-de-oro-death-toll-due-to-floods-landslides-climbs-to-8/story/?just_in

2. Abolish NTF-ELCAC – UN’s Khan; NSC spox: Now’s not the time, agency may shift to peace mandate

[Manila Standard, Philstar, Inquirer, Pilipino Star Ngayon, ABS-CBN News, Abante]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/02/03/2330579/united-nations-rapporteur-urges-ntf-elcac-abolition-government-says-no

3. Filipinos should shun Mindanao secession calls

[Pilipino Star Ngayon, Abante, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Mania Standard, GMA News]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/02/03/news/national/filipinos-should-shun-mindanao-secession-calls/1930796

4. Charter change

-Senate probe bares alleged ‘ayuda’ for people’s initiative signature

-Dalipe urges halt to Cha-cha signature campaign Senate probe

-End probe on people’s initiative now, House Majority Leader urges Senate 

[Philstar, People’s Journal, GMA News, Manila Standard] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/02/03/2330570/senate-probe-bares-alleged-ayuda-peoples-initiative-signature

5. Lakas stalwarts sign pro-Speaker manifesto

[Philstar, People’s Journal, Manila Standard, People’s Journal]

https://manilastandard.net/news/national/314412878/lakas-cmd-members-in-house-issue-manifesto-backing-speaker.html

6. First Lady leads DSWD payout for indigent seniors

[Philstar, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, People’s Journal]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/02/03/2330572/first-lady-leads-dswd-payout-indigent-seniors

7. Marcos bares push for solar-powered irrigation amid El Niño

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/896326/marcos-bares-push-for-solar-powered-irrigation-amid-el-nino/story/?just_in

8. Another oil price increase looms

[Philtar, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/02/03/2330573/another-oil-price-increase-looms

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