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TOP STORIES – Wednesday, 28 February 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, 28 February 2024

1. CHARTER CHANGE:

-Marcos: Gov't studying Cha-cha plebiscite alongside 2025 polls to save money

-COMELEC OK with simultaneous 2025 polls, Cha-cha plebiscite

-Joint foreign chambers back removing economic restrictions in Constitution

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessWorld, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Pilipino Star NGAYON, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/2/28/marcos-gov-t-studying-chacha-plebiscite-in-2025-polls-to-save-money

2. QUIBOLOY CASE:

-Marcos tells Quiboloy to face hearings over abuse allegations

-Marcos on kill plot against Quiboloy: No one wants to assassinate him

-Duterte denies 'silly' claim he got guns from Quiboloy

-Duterte advises Quiboloy: ‘Just get yourself arrested'

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Rappler, Philstar] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/02/28/2336776/marcos-tells-quiboloy-face-hearings-over-abuse-allegations

3. PBBM IN AUSTRALIA:

-PBBM to address Australia solons today, raise West PH Sea tensions

-PHL to sign 3 bilateral agreements with Australia

[BusinessMirror, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Malaya]

https://manilastandard.net/news/314420519/marcos-to-raise-wps-issue-during-australia-visit-dfa.html

4. Marcos says Chinese warships near Bajo de Masinloc 'worrisome'

[InterAksyon, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, ABS-CBN News, Manila Times]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/2/28/marcos-chinese-warships-near-bajo-de-masinloc-worrisome-1023

5. BAN KI-MOON’S VISIT

-Marcos meets with former UN chief to discuss green growth strategy

-Senate honors ex-UN chief Ban Ki-Moon, adopts PH-Green Institute deal

[BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, The Manila Times, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/2/26/marcos-meets-former-un-chief-for-talks-on-green-growth

6. Marcos to Pag-IBIG: Make financing more accessible

[BusinessMirror, Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Standard, The Manila Times, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/02/28/2336720/marcos-pag-ibig-make-financing-more-accessible

7. Marcos says still studying PhilHealth premium hike

[Manila Bulletin, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/2024/2/28/marcos-says-still-studying-philhealth-premium-hike-1016

8. Marcos to mayors: Growth should uplift the poor

[Daily Tribune, Pilipino Star Ngayon, GMA News, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/898817/marcos-to-mayors-growth-should-uplift-the-poor/story/

9. Adiong: Marawi siege unlikely under Marcos

[People's Journal, People’s Tonight, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard]

https://manilastandard.net/news/314420729/adiong-marawi-siege-unlikely-under-marcos.html

10. SC finds PAO chief Acosta guilty of indirect contempt, orders her to pay fine

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

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/sc-decision-pao-chief-persida-acosta-guilty-indirect-contempt-pay-fine/

11. 12 senators sign panel report endorsing medical marijuana bill

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1911219/12-senators-sign-panel-report-endorsing-medical-marijuana-bill

12. 2024 4Ps budget bigger by P3.7B over ‘23’s P102B

[Abante, GMA News, People’s Tonight, Remate, Manila Standard]

https://manilastandard.net/news/314420760/2024-4ps-budget-bigger-by-p3-7b-over-23s-p102b.html

13. Arnie Teves now on INTERPOL red notice

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/898872/arnie-teves-now-on-interpol-red-notice/story/

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