(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 09 February 2023) Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur and Dinagat Islands will experience Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to localized thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Moderate to Strong winds coming from Northeast will prevail with Moderate to Rough seas / (1.2 to 2.8 meters).

TOP STORIES - Monday, January 23, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

23 January 2023, Monday, as of 9AM

1. Makabayan solons seek 'immediate' suspension of onion importation [BusinessMirror, CNN PHL, GMA News, Malaya, Philstar]


2. DILG orders probe on reported harassment of onion farmer in Pangasinan [DZBB, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


3. Galvez attends his first flag raising ceremony as DND chief  [Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


4. SC to resume oral arguments on NCAP [BusinessMirror, Philstar, Inquirer]


5. Sulu elections:

-Low voter registration in Sulu partly due to unopposed bets –COMELEC exec

-Brownouts remain an election concern in Sulu, says COMELEC

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer]


6. DICT: Registered SIM cards now over 23M [CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin]


7. LPA trough, Amihan to cause rains over parts of the country [Inquirer, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


8. 4.7 magnitude earthquake rocks Tarragona, Davao Oriental [CNN PHL, Inquirer] https://twitter.com/inquirerdotnet/status/1617304572426588160

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