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TOP STORIES - Monday, January 23, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

23 January 2023, Monday, as of 5PM

Bureau of Corrections acting director General Gregorio Catapang Jr. speaks to the media after burying the unclaimed remains of persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) who died in prison at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) cemetery in Muntinlupa on November 25, 2022. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

1. Remulla says Catapang will soon become permanent BuCor chief

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/23/23/remulla-says-catapang-will-soon-become-permanent-bucor-chief

2. Agricultural woes:

-Solon name-drops suspected smugglers, wants House panel to subpoena them

-House probes smuggling of basic commodities and tobacco

-Salceda to reveal ‘key’ info on agricultural smuggling

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, News5, Philstar, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1719859/solon-name-drops-suspected-smugglers-wants-house-panel-to-subpoena-them

3. Senate probe on POGOs:

-Gatchalian slams PAGCOR for allowing operations of firms linked to POGO-related kidnapping case

-Dela Rosa: No match on West PH Sea? Let’s assert our ‘supremacy’ over POGOs

[Inquirer, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/1/23/Gatchalian-Pagcor-POGO-related-kidnapping-case.html

4. DND now pushes for removal of ‘fixed term’ in AFP

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1719812/dnd-now-pushes-for-removal-of-fixed-term-in-afp

5. Galvez says DND, AFP finding ways to address ammunition wastage

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/858303/galvez-says-dnd-afp-finding-ways-to-address-ammunition-wastage/story/?just_in

6. 3 generals, 8 colonels yet to submit courtesy resignations — Azurin

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/858307/3-generals-8-colonels-yet-to-submit-courtesy-resignations-azurin/story/?just_in

7. Gasoline, diesel, kerosene prices up by over P2/liter Tuesday

[DZBB, Inquirer, Manila Times, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/companies/858298/gasoline-diesel-kerosene-prices-up-by-over-p2-liter-tuesday/story/?just_in

8. Death toll from massive flooding across Philippines climbs to 35

[Inquirer, Manila Times, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/23/23/death-toll-from-massive-flooding-across-ph-climbs-to-35

9. Wealth fund:

-Maharlika fund bill reaches Senate through Mark Villar

-Solon seeks recall of 'reengineered' Maharlika Investment Fund

[ABS-CBN News, Rappler, Philstar, CNN PHL]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/01/23/2239635/maharlika-fund-bill-reaches-senate-through-mark-villar

10. Philippines logs 1,891 new COVID-19 cases on Jan. 16-22

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Rappler, CNN PHL]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/858338/philippines-logs-1-891-new-covid-19-cases-on-jan-16-22/story/

11. Hospitals, experts back DOH execs accused of mismanaging cancer funds

[Manila Bulletin, Philstar, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/858297/hospitals-experts-back-doh-execs-accused-of-mismanaging-cancer-funds/story/?just_in

12. School incidents:

-PNP: Quezon City school ‘cleared’ of explosive after bomb scare

-QC elementary school debriefs students following stabbing case

-Van runs over students inside Cavite school: 1 dead, 4 hurt

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1719822/pnp-quezon-city-school-cleared-of-explosive-after-bomb-scare

13. Ex-policeman linked to e-sabong agent kidnapping surrenders

[DZBB, Philstar, Manila Times]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/01/23/news/ex-policeman-linked-to-e-sabong-agent-kidnapping-surrenders/1875487

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