(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 06 December 2023) Easterlies affecting the eastern section of the country. Northeast Monsoon affecting Extreme Northern Luzon. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Easterlies. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. Light to Moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

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]


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]


3. Death toll from recent weather disturbances rises to 28

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


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]


5. Pump price hike set Tuesday

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


6. OFW remittances rose by 5.8% in Nov 2022

[Inquirer, Manila Times, GMA News]


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

[News5, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer]


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

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


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

[Inquirer, News5, PhilStar, Rappler]


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