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TOP STORIES - Thursday, January 19, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

19 January 2023, Thursday, as of 5PM

1. Overpriced DepEd laptops:

-Graft, perjury charges recommended vs. DepEd, PS-DBM execs over laptop deal

-Briones admonished but not liable for overpriced laptop deal – Senate panel

-DepEd says to tighten procurement process after Senate probe into laptop deal

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/857946/graft-perjury-charges-recommended-vs-deped-ps-dbm-execs-over-laptop-deal/story/?just_in

2. Marcos says return to politics based on family’s ‘survival’ imperatives [Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Rappler, Inquirer]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/01/19/marcos-says-return-to-politics-based-on-familys-survival-imperatives/

3. BBM believes there’s no point for PHL to build up its armory [GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, PhilStar, Manila Times]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1718477/bbm-believes-theres-no-point-for-ph-to-build-up-its-armory

4. Marcos confident of economic growth due to Philippines’ ‘sophisticated workforce’ [CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/857909/marcos-confident-of-economic-growth-due-to-philippines-sophisticated-workforce/story/?just_in

 5. World Economic Forum in Davos

-Morgan Stanley to open Manila office; Marcos meets Glencore officers

-Palace: Logistics company DP World eyes setting up industrial park in Pampanga

[GMA News, Philstar, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/01/18/morgan-stanley-to-open-manila-office-marcos-meets-glencore-officers/

6. Makabayan solons say BBM’s business trip to Davos very lavish; seek probe [Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1718562/makabayan-solons-say-marcos-business-trip-to-davos-very-lavish-seek-probe

7. ICTSI's Consing tapped as Marcos' adviser on investment, economic affairs [Inquirer, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/857923/ictsi-s-consing-tapped-as-marcos-adviser-on-investment-economic-affairs/story/?just_in

8. Floods across Philippines leave 33 people dead, affect 1.6 million [GMA News, PhilStar, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/01/19/2238710/floods-across-philippines-leave-33-people-dead-affect-16-million

9. Tulfo names alleged ‘big-time’ oil smugglers [Inquirer, CNN PHL, PhilStar, Manila Bulletin]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1718493/tulfo-names-alleged-big-time-oil-smugglers

10. De Lima accepts Sandra Cam's apology [ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]

ttps://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/857953/de-lima-accepts-sandra-cam-s-apology/story/?just_in

11. PM Ardern shocks New Zealand with resignation announcement [Inquirer, News5, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1718435/prime-minister-ardern-shocks-new-zealand-says-she-is-stepping-down

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