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TOP STORIES - Monday, January 16, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

16 January 2023, Monday, as of 9AM

1. Marcos' trip to Switzerland:

-Marcos arrives in Switzerland for World Economic Forum

-Marcos to pitch PHL development initiatives at WEF in Davos

-Fighter jets escort PBBM, Speaker's plane to Switzerland

[Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


2. Agricultural woes:

-Marcos says government had no choice but to import onions to meet demand

-Marcos renews call for BOC digitalization vs smuggling

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


3. Marcos denies snubbing Ukraine request for phone call with Zelensky [Manila Bulletin, News5, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


4. West PHL Sea:

-Marcos clarifies ‘fishing partnership’ with China in South China Sea

-Group urges Año to lay out West Philippine Sea security plans

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Philstar, Rappler, Manila Bulletin]


5. Marcos explains Año, Galvez, Centino appointments [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


6. PHL airspace shutdown:

-Poe wants independent probe on Philippine airspace shutdown

-Poe asks CAAP chief to inhibit from probe of New Year’s Day air traffic mess

[DZBB, Inquirer, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News]


7. Luzon rains:

-LPA dumps rain in Metro Manila, other parts of Luzon

-Few PAL Express flights cancelled due to bad weather

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


8. 6.0-magnitude quake hits off Indonesia's Sumatra —USGS [News5, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


9. Magnitude 5.1 quake hits Leyte, aftershocks expected [Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News]


10. PHL detects 279 fresh COVID-19 cases [GMA News, Manila Bulletin]


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