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TOP STORIES - Monday, January 16, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

16 January 2023, Monday, as of 5PM

1. Senate hearing on surging price of onions

-Senators, farmers confront DA over onion crisis, blame agency's 'poor planning'

-Senators slam BOC for investigating PAL crew's undeclared onions

-‘Huwag na lang tayong kumain ng onion’: Villar chides FTI execs over onion purchase

-Official says BOC also intercepted ‘smuggled’ agri products in high seas

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, GMA News, News5, Rappler, BusinessMirror, CNN PHL, PhilStar]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/16/23/senators-farmers-blame-da-poor-planning-for-onion-crisis 

2. Despite 2-person minority, Pimentel says whole Senate will scrutinize proposed Maharlika fund

-Premature to present Maharlika wealth fund at WEF, says Hontiveros

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, PhilStar, Inquirer]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/1/16/Senate-scrutinize-Maharlika-Investment-Fund.html

3. Death toll from recent weather disturbances rises to 28

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, PhilStar, Inquirer]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/01/16/2237989/death-toll-recent-weather-disturbances-rises-28

4. COVID-19 infection

-DOH: Nearly 3,000 COVID-19 cases reported in past week

-COVID-19 positivity rate in Metro Manila low at 3.7% — OCTA

[Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, PhilStar, Rappler]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/01/16/2238017/doh-nearly-3000-covid-19-cases-reported-past-week

5. Pump price hike set Tuesday

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/companies/857538/pump-price-hike-set-tuesday/story/?just_in

6. OFW remittances rose by 5.8% in Nov 2022

[Inquirer, Manila Times, GMA News]

https://business.inquirer.net/382489/ofw-remittances-rose-by-5-8-in-nov-2022

7. Progressive groups storm DA office amid rising inflation, Marcos foreign trips

[News5, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1717076/fwd-progressive-groups-storm-da-office-amid-rising-inflation-marcos-foreign-trips

8. 97% of PNP generals, full colonels submitted courtesy resignations —Azurin

[Inquirer, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/857541/97-of-pnp-generals-full-colonels-submitted-courtesy-resignations-azurin/story/?just_in

9. Baguio Mayor Magalong slams Badoy for ‘red-tagging’

[Inquirer, News5, PhilStar, Rappler]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1717002/baguio-mayor-magalong-slams-badoy-for-red-tagging

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