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TOP STORIES – Thursday, 07 March 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Thursday, 07 March 2024

1. WEST PHL SEA:

-Marcos: PHL will not invoke defense treaty with US despite fresh sea tensions

-China will 'legitimately defend rights' in South China Sea —FM

-China says PHL proposed Maritime Zones Act is horrendous and illegal

[Daily Tribune, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Pilipino Star NGAYON, Rappler, The Philippine STAR, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/3/6/marcos-ph-will-not-invoke-defense-treaty-with-us-despite-fresh-sea-tensions-1606

2. PBBM hits ‘clear intrusions’ into Benham Rise

[Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, People's Journal, The Philippine STAR, Pilipino Star NGAYON, Remate, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/3/6/marcos-chinese-ships-in-benham-rise-a-clear-intrusion-into-ph-territory-1554

3. ASEAN-AUSTRALIA SUMMIT:

-Marcos returns to Manila following participation in ASEAN-Australia Summit

-PHL signs second protocol to Asean-Australia-NZ FTA

-ASEAN, Australia decry actions that 'endanger peace'

[Abante, ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, GMA News, Manila Standard, People Journal, Pilipino Mirror, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR, BusinessMirror]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/3/6/marcos-returns-to-manila-following-participation-in-asean-australia-summit-126

4. DMW: 2 Filipinos killed in Houthi missile attack off Yemen

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/dispatch/899755/dmw-2-filipinos-killed-in-houthi-missile-attack-off-yemen/story/

5. No, Imelda Marcos is not dead —Palace

[ABS-CBN News, People's Tonight, Manila Bulletin, News5, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1915359/imelda-marcos-death-fake-news

6. Jobless Filipinos at 9.4 million in December 2023 —SWS

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/899693/jobless-filipinos-at-9-4-million-in-december-2023-sws/story/

 

7. SC junks petition challenging legality of POGOs

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, Philstar, The Manila Times, Daily Tribune]

https://tribune.net.ph/2024/03/06/sc-denies-plea-to-halt-pogo-rules-regulations

8. SC dismisses ‘procedurally infirm’ petition vs PUV modernization

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1915117/sc-dismisses-procedurally-infirm-petition-vs-puv-modernization

9. RICE PRICE, SUPPLY ANOMALIES:

-Suspended NFA execs, staff linked to other questionable transactions —Marcos

-House begins probe alleged improper disposition of NFA rice stock

-Suspended NFA official says rice sale to private firms above board

-DA: Rice prices up 36% in a year 

[Abante Tonite, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, News5, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/03/06/2338546/house-probe-irregular-sale-nfa-rice-set-march-7

10. La NiΓ±a watch up as El NiΓ±o weakens —PAGASA

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

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/03/07/news/la-nia-watch-up-as-el-nio-weakens-pagasa/1935769

11. Women take to streets to oppose Cha-cha

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

https://mb.com.ph/2024/3/6/women-organizations-express-opposition-vs-cha-cha-on-women-s-day

12. Audit of P10.3-B free tuition fund sought

[Philstar, Manila Standard, The Manila Times]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/03/06/news/audit-sought-on-p103b-fund-for-free-tuition-living-allowance-of-poor-college-students/1935618

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