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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]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/858621/marcos-wants-passage-of-magna-carta-for-barangay-health-workers/story/

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]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/01/25/senate-refers-maharlika-fund-bill-to-villars-banks-panel

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]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/01/26/news/onions-flood-markets-but-prices-remain-high/1875911

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

[CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, BusinessWorld]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/1/25/SWS-quality-of-life-Q4-2023.html

5. Agricultural output shrinks by 0.1% in 2022

[BusinessWorld, PhilStar, BusinessMirror]

https://www.philstar.com/business/2023/01/26/2240193/agricultural-output-shrinks-01-2022-

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]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/25/23/doh-welcomes-significant-covid-19-drop-among-phs-top-causes-of-death

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

[CNN PHL, Manila Times, Inquirer]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/01/26/news/national/iatf-to-discuss-decoupling-of-restrictions-next-month/1875946

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

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/25/23/marcos-honors-saf-44-on-8th-anniv-of-mamasapano-tragedy

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]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/858627/dnd-exec-tells-senate-panel-of-enormous-requirements-of-mandatory-rotc/story/?just_in

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

[GMA News, PhilStar, CNN PHL]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/858620/pagcor-says-contract-with-third-party-pogo-auditor-under-review/story/

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

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1721248/bill-on-lower-optional-retirement-age-for-govt-workers-passes-2nd-reading

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

[CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/1/26/House-approves-IBC-13-franchise-renewal-bill-on-second-reading.html

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

[Inquirer, CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1721252/suspect-in-dacer-corbito-double-murder-apprehended-after-22-years-of-hiding

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

[Inquirer, PhilStar, DZBB, CNN PHL]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/01/26/2240369/ex-chief-dutertes-security-group-sacked-over-links-davao-models-murder-case

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