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TOP STORIES – Saturday, 16 March 2024

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

As of 4:00 p.m., Saturday, 16 March 2024

Students line up to enter Araullo High School in Manila on January 15, 2024. The STAR / Edd Gumban, File

1. Marcos signs 'No Permit, No Exam Prohibition Act' into law

[Abante Tonite, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, News5, Rappler, The Manila Times, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/03/16/2341055/marcos-signs-no-permit-no-exam-prohibition-act-law

2. Marcos: Gov't not relying on poll results for policy decisions

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

https://tribune.net.ph/2024/03/15/marcos-govt-not-relying-on-poll-results-for-policy-decisions

3. PBBM STATE VISIT TO CZECH REPUBLIC:

-Marcos: PH gets backing of Germany, Czech Republic in FTA talks

-Philippines eyes Avian flu vaccine from Czech Republic

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

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/03/16/news/marcos-ph-gets-backing-of-germany-czech-republic-in-fta-talks/

4. Marcos signs ‘New Philippine Passport Act’ to digitalize passport applications

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Rappler]

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/marcos-signs-new-philippine-passport-act-allowing-online-applications/

5. PERCY LAPID CASE:

-Ex-BuCor official Zulueta, co-accused in Percy Lapid case, dies

-Hearing vs Bantag, et al over Percy Lapid slay postponed anew

[Daily Tribune, DZBB, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/3/16/ex-bucor-official-zulueta-co-accused-in-percy-lapid-case-dies-110

6. Hontiveros calls for arrest warrant vs Quiboloy

[Daily Tribune, Philstar, Rappler, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1919303/senator-calls-for-arrest-warrant-vs-quiboloy

7. VIRAL CHOCOLATE HILLS RESORT:

-Bohol execs probe another illegal structure at Chocolate Hills

-Binay, Villar eyeing to inspect illegal resort in Chocolate Hills

-DILG task force to look into viral Chocolate Hills resort

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, News5, Pilipino Star NGAYON, Rappler, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1919378/bohol-execs-probe-another-illegal-structure-at-chocolate-hills

8. Toxic red tide detected in parts of Visayas, Mindanao —BFAR

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, Rappler, The Manila Times,  GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/900710/toxic-red-tide-detected-in-parts-of-visayas-mindanao-bfar/story/

9. DOH succeeds in Guinness World Record attempt for 'World TB Day'

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/03/16/2341044/doh-succeeds-guinness-world-record-attempt-world-tb-day

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