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TOP STORIES – Wednesday, 13 March 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Thursday, 14 March 2024

1. Marcos arrives in Czech Republic for two-day state visit

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, The Manila Times, Philstar, Inquirer] https://mb.com.ph/2024/3/13/marcos-arrives-in-czech-republic-for-2-day-state-visit

2. Marcos denies Duterte's leisure claim in Germany visit

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, The Manila Times] https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1918519/inqtoday-president-bongbong-marcos-denies-ex-president-dutertes-leisure-claim-in-germany-visit

3. Marcos, German Chancellor Scholz discuss ICC investigation, changes in drug war

-Marcos opposes handling drug menace in a violent way, says Scholz 'satisfied' with new PH drug war approach

-Marcos maintains stand vs ICC probe into war on drugs

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Rappler, The Philippine STAR, The Manila Times]

4. FORMER FIRST LADY IMELDA MARCOS:

- Former first lady Imelda Marcos to be discharged from hospital today

- Grave repercussions loom vs. scammers using First Lady’s name to extort P5 million

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

https://www.manilastandard.net/news/314425842/former-first-lady-marcos-to-be-released-from-hospital-today.html

5. WEST PHL SEA DISPUTE:

-Marcos says 'nothing new' on call by China's Xi to prepare for sea row

-China accuses US of “economic bullying” over trade mission to PH

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/900439/marcos-says-nothing-new-on-call-by-china-s-xi-to-prepare-for-sea-row/story/

6. US-Japan-PH trilateral meet set next week

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

https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/314425826/us-japan-ph-trilateral-meet-set-next-week.html

7. House OKs RBH 7 on 2nd reading

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar] https://www.manilastandard.net/news/314425762/house-oks-rbh7-on-2nd-reading-via-voice-voting.html

8. Bill revoking SMNI franchise gets penultimate House nod

[BusinessMirror, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, The Manila Times]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1918311/bill-to-put-smni-off-air-passed-on-2nd-reading

9. DOJ-BOC, CHR create referral system for human rights victims

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Manila Bulletin] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/900482/doj-boc-create-referral-system-for-human-rights-victims/story

10. VIRAL CHOCOLATE HILLS RESORT

- House, Senate probe on Chocolate Hills resort sought

- Bohol town LGU says no DENR closure order received vs Chocolate Hills resort

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Rappler] https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1918293/probe-sought-on-resort-amid-chocolate-hills

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