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TOP STORIES – Tuesday, 6 February 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, 06 February 2024

A price list is displayed near a vegetable stall in Guadalupe Public Market in Makati City on January 13, 2023. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
1. Inflation eases to 2.8 percent in January

[ABS-CBN News, Business Mirror, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Manila Times, News5PH, Philstar, Rappler]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/2024/2/6/inflation-eases-to-2-8-percent-in-january-903

2. CYBER-ATTACKS

- Marcos orders PNP: Bolster PH cyber security systems

- China on PH 'cyber attack' claims: 'Highly irresponsible'

- Congress prods DICT for briefing on attempted hacking of gov’t websites

- Hontiveros seeks probe into 'major cyberattack' on PH agencies

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Malaya, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, The Manila Times, GMA News, Abante, People’s Journal, People’s Tonight, Pilipino Mirror, Rappler, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/2/6/marcos-orders-pnp-to-bolster-ph-cyber-security-systems

3. HOUSE-SENATE ROW

- House adopts reso, decries ‘intense assault’ from Senate; Senators suggest dialogue to settle spat

- House leaders to senators: Make a stand for or against economic Cha-cha now

- Marcos could end Congress row on Cha-cha: ex-Senate Presidents

- Escudero to PBBM: 'Rein in your cousin'

- Imee demands donors' list of P55-M pro-Chacha ad

[ABS-CBN News, Business Mirror, Inquirer, GMA News, People’s Tonight, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, Rappler] https://businessmirror.com.ph/2024/02/06/house-adopts-reso-decries-intense-assault-from-senate/

4. CHA-CHA DELIBERATION:

- Angara mulls simultaneous Cha-cha plebiscite, 2025 midterm polls

- Experts clash on Senate's economic Cha-cha proposals

- ‘Cha-cha’ could lead to bigger problems, legal experts warn

- Ex-Neda chief Sicat: Skirting economic provisions cost us 

- Ex-justice Mendoza to Congress: Meet as one, vote split

[ABS-CBN News, Business World, Manila Standard, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Times, Business Mirror, Philstar] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/896574/angara-mulls-simultaneous-cha-cha-plebiscite-2025-midterm-polls/story

5. MINDANAO SECESSION

- No discussion with Marcos regarding One Mindanao issue, says Abalos

- PNP, DND monitoring groups backing Mindanao secession

- Alvarez denies sedition, says Mindanao secession cause will be done peacefully

- DOJ, PNP oppose Mindanao secession

- Palace: Provincial governors, mayors back ‘one Phl’

[Manila Times, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Philstar] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/896585/no-discussion-with-marcos-regarding-one-mindanao-issue-says-abalos/story/?just_in

6. Marcos reviews presidential appointees' performance; PCO clarifies review not meant to purge

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

https://mb.com.ph/2024/2/5/marcos-reviews-performance-of-presidential-appointees

7.  OCTA: Marcos, Duterte trust, approval ratings up in Q4 2023; Most Filipinos satisfied with PBBM admin

[Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, Manila Times, The Philippine STAR, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/2/6/marcos-duterte-trust-approval-ratings-up-in-q4-2023-octa

8. 6 bishops urge gov't: Protect fishers, defend territory

[Manila Standard, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, GMA News] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/2/6/6-catholic-bishops-urge-ph-gov-t-to-protect-fishers-defend-territory

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