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TOP STORIES - Friday, January 6, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

6 January 2023, Friday, as of 5PM

1. Remulla son walks free after acquittal in P1.3M drug possession case

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, PhilStar, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, News5] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/01/06/2235728/remulla-son-acquitted-p13m-drug-possession-case

2. Jobless Filipinos down to 2.18M in November

[CNN PHL, PhilStar, Rappler, Inquirer, BusinessMirror, Manila Bulletin, News5, ABS-CBN News, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/1/6/unemployed-Filipinos-November-2022.html

3. Marcos inspects NAIA; apologizes over PHL airspace shutdown

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Inquirer, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/856549/marcos-apologizes-over-ph-airspace-shutdown/story/?just_in

4. COVID-19 infection

-DOH: No need to panic amid threat of Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 but be vigilant

-PHL COVID-19 positivity rate dips to 6.6%; infections down by 28%

-DOH identifies 89 close contacts of 8 COVID-positive Filipinos from China

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Rappler, BusinessMirror, Manila Bulletin, PhilStar] ©PIA-PMU

https://mb.com.ph/2023/01/06/doh-no-need-to-panic-amid-threat-of-omicron-subvariant-xbb-1-5-but-be-vigilant/

5. Courtesy resignation of PNP top brass

-Magalong part of committee to screen PNP generals, colonels resignations

—MPD chief Dizon files resignation in compliance with Abalos’ appeal

-Pimentel hits call for courtesy resignation of PNP top brass: ‘Parang wala sa lugar’

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Rappler, News5, CNN PHL] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/856510/magalong-part-of-committee-to-screen-pnp-generals-colonels-resignations-abalos/story/?just_in

6. Over 14M SIM cards now registered — NTC

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, DZBB, News5] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/856527/over-14m-sim-cards-now-registered-ntc/story/?just_in

7. COMELEC aims to finish printing ballots for SK, bgy. polls by 2nd week February

[Inquirer, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

©PIA-PMU https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1713311/comelec-aims-to-finish-printing-ballots-for-sk-bgy-polls-by-2nd-week-february

8. Hontiveros hails Palace clearance of execs in sugar importation mess

[Inquirer, DZBB, News5, Manila Bulletin]

 ©PIA-PMU https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1713294/justice-fairness-prevailed-hontiveros-pleased-with-dismissal-of-case-vs-ex-execs-linked-to-sugar-importation-mess-2

9. Fuel price rollback expected next week

[GMA News, DZBB, DWIZ] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/companies/856532/fuel-price-rollback-expected-next-week/story/?just_in

10. DOH: Fireworks injuries now at 307; 62 percent higher than 2021

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, ANC Alerts, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/06/23/doh-fireworks-related-injuries-up-62-percent

11. Philippines has 17.4 million COVID-19 vaccines in stock

[CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News, Philstar] ©PIA-PMU

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/06/23/doh-174-million-covid-19-vaccines-in-stock

© Philippine Information Agency Monitoring Unit