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TOP STORIES - Sunday, January 8, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

08 January 2023, Sunday, as of 4PM

1. Destabilization plots not true — AFP, PNP

- 'PNP on heightened alert for Black Nazarene feast, not for alleged destab plot'

- Armed Forces: Up to PNP to investigate fake memo, alleged destabilization plot

- Camp Aguinaldo situation ‘normal,’ no mass resignation in AFP, says spox

- AFP shows support for Centino after destab scare

- Law that ‘bypasses’ military officials cause of squabbles in AFP–Castro

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Daily Tribune, Philstar, GMA News, Inquirer, Rappler] ©PIA-PMU

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/01/08/destabilization-plots-not-true-afp-pnp

2. Feast of the Black Nazarene:

- Over 100,000 devotees attend Feast of Black Nazarene in Quiapo Church

- DOH to Nazarene devotees: Keep off feast if unvaccinated vs COVID

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1713964/over-100000-devotees-attend-feast-of-the-black-nazarene-in-quiapo-church

3. Police courtesy resignations continue

- Calabarzon top cops heed DILG chief’s courtesy resignation call

- Ilocos regional, provincial top cops heed DILG’s courtesy resignation call

- PNP Chief: No public shaming of narco cops

- Senior Metro Manila police officials test negative in surprise drug test

[One News, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Philstar]©PIA-PMU

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/01/08/2236069/police-courtesy-resignations-continue

4. Marcos appoints Faydah Dumarpa as CHR commissioner [Philstar, Inquirer, Rappler] ©PIA-PMU https://twitter.com/inquirerdotnet/status/1611967909513007105

5. Weather updates: 

- Bad weather, flooding displace thousands in Aurora and Bulacan

- LPA outside PAR may reenter in coming days — PAGASA

- Angat, Ipo dams halt spilling operations

- Flood victims get P40M aid

- Eastern Visayas LGUs extend suspension of class, work

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL,Philstar, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2023/01/08/2236117/floods-displace-thousands-bulacan-dams-spill

6. Magnitude 5 quake strikes Davao Oriental

[CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/08/23/magnitude-5-quake-strikes-davao-oriental

—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—