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TOP STORIES - Thursday, January 26, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

26 January 2023, Thursday, as of 9AM

1. Marcos wants passage of Magna Carta for barangay health workers

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, PhilStar, Inquirer, RMN News]


2. Senate minority loses, Maharlika bills stay with Mark Villar's committee on banks

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


3. Onions flood markets but prices remain high

-DA: Consumers prefer cheaper imported garlic over costly local supply

-Quimbo suspects cartels behind ‘artificial’ onion prices

[Manila Times, CNN PHL, Inquirer, GMA News]


4. SWS: 34% of Filipinos say their lives got better in 2022

[CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, BusinessWorld]


5. Agricultural output shrinks by 0.1% in 2022

[BusinessWorld, PhilStar, BusinessMirror]


6. COVID-19 infection

-DOH welcomes 'significant' COVID-19 drop among top causes of death in Philippines

-167 new COVID-19 cases recorded, active tally at 10,109

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, PhilStar, Inquirer]


7. IATF to meet on Feb. 1 to discuss decoupling of alert levels

[CNN PHL, Manila Times, Inquirer]


8. Marcos honors SAF 44 on 8th anniversary of Mamasapano tragedy

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


9. Proposed mandatory ROTC

-DND exec tells Senate panel of 'enormous' requirements of mandatory ROTC

-Cayetano calls out lack of women, youth voices during Bato's ROTC hearing

-Shortage of military trainers should not hinder mandatory ROTC – senators

[GMA News, PhilStar, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer]


10. PAGCOR says contract with third-party POGO auditor under review

[GMA News, PhilStar, CNN PHL]


11. House bill lowering gov’t optional retirement age to 56 OK’d on 2nd reading

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune]


12. House approves IBC-13 franchise renewal bill on second reading

[CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]


13. Suspect in Dacer-Corbito slay nabbed after 22 years in hiding

[Inquirer, CNN PHL, GMA News]


14. Ex-chief of Duterte's security group sacked over links to Davao model’s murder case

[Inquirer, PhilStar, DZBB, CNN PHL]


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