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TOP STORIES - Tuesday, January 10, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

10 January 2023, Tuesday, as of 5PM

 1. Onion supply update

-PH to import 21,060 MT of onions, fewer than earlier eyed

-Ombudsman to probe DA officials over onion procurement

-Quimbo prods House to look into alleged onion ‘cartel’

-Marcos orders smuggled onions checked before selling

[CNN PHL, DZBB, Inquirer, Philstar, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, News5, Manila Times]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/10/23/philippines-to-import-21060-mt-of-onions-as-prices-soar

 2. AFP fiasco

-Ex-Defense OIC Faustino says surprise AFP leadership change led to resignation

-At least 7 to 9 DND officials resigned with Faustino, spox says

-Sources of 'memo' on alleged AFP destab plot identified, says PNP

-Imee Marcos hopes ‘unrest’ in AFP would be resolved ASAP

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/01/10/2236639/ex-defense-oic-faustino-says-surprise-afp-leadership-change-led-resignation

 3. Air traffic fiasco preliminary hearing

-Heads must roll for New Year's Day aviation mess - Ejercito

-Bautista apologizes for air traffic glitch on New Year’s day

-MIAA offers ‘sincere apology’ for New Year flight cancellations during House briefing

-CAAP buys 2 UPS to prevent another air traffic management system breakdown

-No timetable for CAAP system ‘forensic probe’, Tamayo tells House panel

-Rep Rodriguez calls CAAP Dir Gen Tamayo to go on a leave

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Rappler, CNN PHL, Inquirer, News5, Manila Bulletin]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/10/23/heads-must-roll-for-ph-aviation-mess-ejercito

4. Cheloy Velicaria-Garafil now Communications secretary

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, News5] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/01/10/2236625/oic-secretary-cheloy-garafil-now-heads-malacaang-communications-arm

5. SC declares unconstitutional 2005 joint deal among PH, China, Vietnam on oil exploration

[CNN PHL, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, Philstar, ABS-CBN News] https://mb.com.ph/2023/01/10/sc-declares-unconstitutional-2005-joint-dealamong-ph-china-vietnam-on-oil-exploration/

 6. Marcos admin raises $3B from US dollar-denominated bond offer

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/856873/marcos-admin-raises-3b-from-us-dollar-denominated-bond-offer/story/

7. Meralco hikes power rate by 62 centavos in January

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/companies/856882/meralco-hikes-power-rate-by-62-cents-in-january/story

8. PBBM presides first Cabinet meeting; Marcos tells Cabinet: Know each other’s programs

-Orders DOJ to free more PDLs to decongest jails

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/01/10/marcos-tells-cabinet-know-each-others-programs/

9. Pinoys abroad

-Ople on unpaid salaries of Pinoys in Saudi Arabia: Arrangements still being made

-DMW offers 1,000 jobs as staffing of 16 regional, 4 foreign offices begins

-PH Consulate in New York backs Fil-Am nurses’ strike over work conditions

[CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, News5]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/10/23/more-time-needed-to-fix-saudi-ofws-backpay-ople

10. PH narrows trade deficit in November

-Philippines central bank flags 25 or 50 bps rate hike next month

-FSCC says market going through storm, flags systemic risks

[Manila Bulletin, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer]

https://www.philstar.com/business/2023/01/10/2236630/philippine-trade-gap-shrinks-november-exports-continue-impress

11. LPA update/damage/victims

-OCD: 12K individuals displaced by LPA rains; 11 reported dead

-Ranking solons give P1M cash aid, food packs to Davao del Norte flood victims

-OCD records P125M worth of infrastructure and about P77M agricultural damages

-Classes suspended in Butuan City, some parts in Caraga region due to continuous rain

-LPA enters PAR; heavy rains may spawn floods, landslides

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/01/10/ocd-12k-individuals-displaced-by-lpa-rains/

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