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TOP STORIES - Friday, January 20, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

20 January 2023, Friday, as of 9AM

1. Enrile's former aide Gigi Reyes released from jail [One News, Inquirer, Manila Times, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/1/19/Gigi-Reyes-released-from-jail-habeas-corpus-SC.html

2. DoJ orders another 90-day preventive suspension against Bantag [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Rappler, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2023/01/20/2238828/bantag-gets-another-90-day-suspension

3. SSS proceeds with contribution rate hike [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Standard, Rappler, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/business/2023/01/20/2238802/sss-proceed-contribution-rate-hike

4. SWS: More Filipino families went hungry in final months of 2022 [Business Mirror, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/1/19/SWS-Q4-2022-hunger-survey.html

5. Marcos OKs temporary zero-tariff policy for e-vehicles, spare parts [CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/01/19/marcos-oks-temporary-zero-tariff-policy-for-e-vehicles-spare-parts/

6. Harassment vs onion farmers:

-Imee calls out DILG, NTF-ELCAC for 'harassing' onion farmers

-Pangasinan police validating 'harassment' of onion farmers by Bayambang cops

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/19/23/imee-calls-out-dilg-ntf-elcac-for-harassing-onion-farmers

7. Metro Manila traffic code for single ticketing system gets TWG OK [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/858043/zamora-metro-manila-traffic-code-for-single-ticketing-system-gets-twg-ok/story/?just_in

8. PHL logs 251 new COVID-19 cases on fifth day of fewer than 300 [Manila Bulletin, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/857985/ph-logs-251-new-covid-19-cases-on-fifth-day-of-fewer-than-300/story/?top_picks&order=5

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