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TOP STORIES - Sunday, January 15, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring) 

15 January 2023, Sunday, as of 4PM

1. Marcos departs for Switzerland with vow to 'promote PH as driver of growth' in Asia Pacific

[ABS-CBN News Online, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, PhilStar, CNN PHL Online, Manila Times, GMA News Online]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/15/23/off-to-switzerland-marcos-to-promote-ph-as-driver-of-growth

2. BOC foils attempt to smuggle 4,000 metric tons of Thai sugar in Batangas port

[Manila Bulletin, GMA News Online, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News Online, PhilStar] 

https://mb.com.ph/2023/01/14/boc-foils-attempt-to-smuggle-4000-metric-tons-of-thai-sugar-in-batangas-port/


3. Pimentel slams Marcos plan to take up 'Maharlika Fund' at WEF meet

[GMA News Online, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer] 

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/857480/pimentel-slams-marcos-plan-to-take-up-maharlika-fund-at-wef-meet/story


4. COVID-19 SITUATION

-Philippines logs 368 new COVID-19 cases; active tally at 12,473

-DOH monitoring 2 Omicron subvariants

[GMA News Online, Manila Bulletin, DWIZ, BomboRadyo, Inquirer, PhilStar]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/857448/philippines-logs-368-new-covid-19-cases-active-tally-at-12-473/story/?top_picks&order=4


5. 27 dead, over 600k affected by massive flooding across Philippines

[CNN PHL Online, ABS-CBN News Online, GMA News Online, PhilStar, Inquirer]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/1/15/death-toll-heavy-rains-floods-rises-to-27-ndrrmc.html


6. DSWD provides P88-M aid for flood-hit residents of Visayas, Mindanao

[PhilStar, Inquirer, CNN PHL Online] 

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/01/15/2237787/dswd-provides-p88-m-aid-flood-hit-residents-visayas-mindanao


7. MISSING CEBU RIGHTS ADVOCATES

-Cebu rights group sounds alarm on 2 missing members

-Makabayan bloc sounds alarm over 2 missing Cebu activists

[ABS-CBN News Online, PhilStar, Inquirer]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/15/23/cebu-rights-group-sounds-alarm-on-2-missing-members


8. DSWD cuts 4Ps beneficiaries list from 1.3M to only 500,000

[Manila Standard, PhilStar, Inquirer] 

https://manilastandard.net/news/314296224/dswd-cuts-4ps-beneficiaries-list-from-1-3m-to-only-500000.html


9. Philippines ends 12-year semifinal streak at Miss Universe 2022

[PhilStar, Manila Bulletin, GMA News Online, ABS-CBN News Online, CNN PHL Online] 

https://www.philstar.com/lifestyle/fashion-and-beauty/2023/01/15/2237795/philippines-ends-12-year-semifinal-streak-miss-universe-2022


10. LPA to bring rain in Metro Manila, most parts of PH on Sunday — Pagasa

[Inquirer, GMA News Online, Manila Bulletin] 

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1716580/lpa-to-bring-rain-in-metro-manila-most-parts-of-ph-on-sunday-pagasa

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