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TOP STORIES - Sunday, January 29, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

29 January 2023, Sunday, as of 4PM

1. Marcos OKs VAT Refund Program for foreign tourists by 2024 [DZBB, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/858966/marcos-oks-vat-refund-program-for-foreign-tourists-by-2024/story/?just_in

2. Slain OFW in Kuwait:

-NBI conducts autopsy on slain OFW Jullebee Ranara

-PHL gov't to revisit bilateral labor agreement with Kuwait after Ranara's death

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/dispatch/858942/nbi-conducts-autopsy-on-slain-ofw-jullebee-ranara/story/

3. Rescued Chinese fishermen:

-China envoy: PCG rescue of Chinese fishermen a 'testament to friendship'

-No fishing gear found on Chinese vessel rescued in Eastern Samar - PCG

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/858933/china-envoy-pcg-rescue-of-chinese-fishermen-a-testament-to-friendship/story/

4. Magnitude 5 earthquake hits Sarangani [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/science/858981/magnitude-5-earthquake-hits-sarangani/story/?just_in

5. Obiena seizes his first gold in 2023 season [Inqurier, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Manila Times]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/01/29/news/obiena-seizes-his-first-gold-in-2023-season/1876371

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