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TOP STORIES – Wednesday, 7 February 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, 07 February 2024

1. PH jobless rate eased to record low of 3.1% in Dec. 2023

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

https://business.inquirer.net/444543/ph-jobless-rate-eased-to-fresh-record-low-in-dec-2023

2. PBBM’s Davao visit:

-Marcos in Davao for the first time since word war with Duterte

-The Dutertes, except VP Sara, absent during Marcos' public events in Davao

-Marcos says he made lifetime friends in Davao: 'Maraming masayang alaala'

-Marcos inaugurates Davao City Bulk Water Supply Project

-Marcos wants more climate-resilient infra after Mindanao flooding

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

https://www.rappler.com/nation/mindanao/marcos-jr-davao-since-word-war-rodrigo-duterte-february-7-2024

3. MINDANAO SECESSION

- Marcos unperturbed by calls for Mindanao secession – Abalos

- Bato rejects ‘One Mindanao’ proposal

- DU30 could be held liable for reckless call on Mindanao secession -- ex-OVP spox

- Carpio says Duterte's secession plan not seditious

[Philstar, GMA News, Manila Standard, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Pilipino Star NGAYON, Abante] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/02/07/2331541/marcos-unperturbed-calls-mindanao-secession-abalos

4. CHARTER CHANGE:

- 'Only Marcos can end Congress row'

- PNP won’t intervene in people’s initiative [Philstar, ABS-CBN News

- House leaders say Senate 'sitting on' charter change

[Malaya, Manila Times, Philstar, ABS-CBN News]

5. Fewer Filipinos believe quality of life will improve in next 12 months — survey

[GMA News, Philstar, Rappler, Manila Bulletin] https://mb.com.ph/2024/2/7/fewer-filipinos-believe-quality-of-life-will-improve-in-next-12-months-survey

 

6. Marcos says Saudi OFWs affected by bankruptcy start receiving compensation

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, Manila Standard, The Manila Times, GMA News, Pilipino Mirror]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/dispatch/896629/marcos-says-saudi-ofws-affected-by-bankruptcy-start-receiving-compensation/story/

7. ICC PROBE:

-Roque bares Duterte got info ‘he may be arrested any time’

-PNP says it won't enforce any arrest warrant from ICC

-SolGen Guevarra: No need for Pres Marcos' order vs enforcement of ICC's arrest warrant if issued

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/02/07/2331545/roque-duterte-got-info-he-may-be-arrested-any-time

8. DAVAO FLOODING:

- 6 bodies recovered, 46 still missing in Maco, Davao de Oro landslide

- Landslide buries 2 buses in Davao de Oro

- Marcos: In wake of Davao floods, infra must respond to present needs

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/896730/6-bodies-recovered-46-still-missing-in-maco-davao-de-oro-landslide/story/

9. TRANSPORT ISSUES

- Manibela files raps vs transport officials over PUV modernization program

- DOTr probes LTO chief for corruption

- MRT-3, LRT2 offer 'libreng sakay' today

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/2/7/manibela-files-raps-vs-transport-officials-over-puv-modernization-program-1454

10. Despite new setback, Lagman not giving up on divorce bill

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

https://mb.com.ph/2024/2/6/despite-new-setback-lagman-not-giving-up-on-divorce-bill

11. Above 5 magnitude quakes rattle Ilocos Norte, Surigao del Sur towns

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/2/7/above-m5-quakes-shake-ilocos-norte-surigao-del-sur-towns-1511

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