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TOP STORIES – Tuesday, 13 February 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, 13 February 2024

1. Marcos approves 10-year Maritime Industry Development Plan 2028

[Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, SunStar, The Manila Times, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/897278/marcos-approves-10-year-maritime-industry-development-plan-2028/story/

2. VP Duterte says relationship with Marcos still ‘okay’

[Manila Bulletin, News5, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, The Manila Times, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1903283/vp-sara-duterte-says-relationship-with-marcos-is-okay

3. CHARTER CHANGE:

-PIRMA behind Cha-cha signature drive non-existent for 20 years, senators learn

-Business group backs economic Cha-cha; but legal experts believe this won’t end economic problems

-Coalition against charter change launched in Bacolod

[GMA News, Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, The Manila Times, Rappler]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1903474/pirma-behind-cha-cha-signature-drive-non-existent-for-20-years-senators-learn

4. Harry Roque’s wife removed from Pag-IBIG board

[Abante Tonite, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Manila Times, People’s Tonight, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1903266/harry-roques-wife-removed-from-pag-ibig-board

5. WAGE HIKE PROPOSALS:

-House econ leaders reject Senate's legislated wage hike proposal

-Militant labor group describes solons opposing wage hike ‘walang puso’

[Abante Tonite, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/2024/2/12/house-econ-leaders-reject-legislated-wage-hike-proposal-1730

6. DAVAO DE ORO LANDSLIDE:

-Death toll from Davao de Oro landslide jumps to 68

-DSWD chief visits Davao de Oro landslide survivors, condoles with bereaved families

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Standard, News5, Philstar, The Manila Times, Malaya, Rappler]

https://www.rappler.com/nation/mindanao/davao-de-oro-deaths-injuries-missing-updates-february-12-2024/

7. BOMB THREAT:

-NBI to probe 'bomb threats' sent thru e-mail to many gov't agencies

-CICC, Japan gov’t collaborate to investigate hoax bomb threats

-PNP receives 6 bomb disposal robots from US

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

https://mb.com.ph/2024/2/12/nbi-to-probe-bomb-threats-sent-thru-e-mail-to-many-gov-t-agencies

8. Marcos orders FDA to streamline PH drug application process

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin The Manila Times]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/897297/marcos-orders-fda-to-streamline-ph-drug-application-process/story/

9. WEST PHL SEA:

-14 Chinese vessels spotted in West PH Sea anew but PH Navy not alarmed

-2 Chinese Navy ships spotted as US, PH make joint patrols in West PH Sea

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/226135/2-chinese-navy-ships-spotted-as-us-ph-make-joint-patrols-in-west-ph-seafwd-break-2-chinese-navy-present-during-us-ph-joint-patrols

10. PUP students hurt in police dispersal; QC gov’t, CHR alarmed over 'violent' incident

[Inquirer, News5, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/2/12/authorities-alarmed-over-violent-police-dispersal-of-pup-students-633

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