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TOP STORIES – Monday, 11 March 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Monday, 11 March 2024

1. PBBM leaves for 5-day visit to Berlin, Prague; VP Duterte takes on ‘caretaker’ duty

[GMA News, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, The Manila Times, The Philippine Star, Rappler, Bulgar]

https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/314424785/pbbm-leaves-for-5-day-visit-to-berlin-prague.html

2. RAMADAN:

-Bangsamoro Grand Mufti says Ramadan to start March 12 in PHL

-Marcos urges forgiveness, harmony in Ramadan message

[BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Malaya, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Abante, Rappler, Remate

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/900076/ramadan-to-start-march-12/story/

3. ‘Sex for Lazy People’ book is Marcos Jr’s birthday gift for son Sandro

[Abante Tonite, Daily Tribune, GMA News, The Philippine STAR, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/lifestyle/2024/3/10/-sex-for-lazy-people-book-is-marcos-jr-s-birthday-gift-for-son-sandro-2009

4. HOUTHI ATTACK:

-Marcos orders aid for families of Filipino victims of Houthi attack

-Marcos calls for end to Houthi attacks on ships

-Homebound: 11 Filipino seafarers who survived Houthi missile attack to return to Manila on March 12

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Manila Standard, The Manila Times, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/3/10/marcos-orders-aid-for-families-of-filipino-victims-of-houthi-attack

5. 9 Filipino crew members of seized tanker back in PH

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/dispatch/900090/9-filipinos-in-seized-oil-tanker-in-red-sea-back-in-ph/story/

6. House begins plenary debates on economic Cha-cha

[BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, Malaya, The Philippine STAR]

https://malaya.com.ph/news_news/house-begins-plenary-debates-on-cha-cha/

7. SC denies NOW Telecom's bid to be new major PH telco player

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Malaya, Philstar, Rappler, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/companies/900068/sc-denies-now-telecom-s-bid-to-be-new-major-ph-telco-player/story/

8. QUIBOLOY CASE:

-Hontiveros slams Quiboloy's  '17 conditions' to attend hearing, says Senate will not bend rules for him

-Duterte as Quiboloy assets chief bares ‘intertwined’ stakes – Hontiveros

-Quiboloy camp going to Supreme Court

-Padilla seeks Senate probe on SMNI’s indefinite suspension

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, News5, Rappler] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/3/11/hontiveros-to-quiboloy-bakit-senado-mag-a-adjust-sa-kanya-1234

9. Romualdez: PH on track for recovery with $14.2B FDI since July 2022

[Manila Standard, People's Journal, Abante, Inquirer, Pilipino Mirror, Bulgar, Pilipino Star NGAYON]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1916748/romualdez-ph-on-track-for-recovery-with-14-2b-fdi-since-july-2022

10. ENERGY:

-Gasoline price down 50¢, diesel by 25¢ per liter

-Consumer group cries monopoly in LNG tie-up, warns power rate hikes

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

https://business.inquirer.net/449517/rollback-gasoline-price-down-50¢-diesel-by-25¢-per-liter

11. COMELEC, Miru ink contract for 2025 automated poll system

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/900108/comelec-miru-ink-contract-for-2025-automated-poll-system/story

12. Kiko Pangilinan files cyber libel raps vs YouTuber, Google over malicious videos

[ABS-CBN News, Rappler, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/03/11/2339759/kiko-pangilinan-files-cyber-libel-raps-vs-youtuber-google-over-malicious-videos

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