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TOP STORIES - Tuesday, January 24, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

24 January 2023, Tuesday, as of 9AM

1. Marcos says he's losing sleep due to inflation [Inquirer, Manila Standard, One News, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


2. Maharlika bill:

-Marcos wants Senate to scrutinize Maharlika bill

-Marcos on Maharlika: Better to be careful than nasty

-Marcos: Private money will fund MIF, but safeguards vs laundering built in

[Business Mirror, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, GMA News, CNN PHL]


3. West PHL Sea row:

-Marcos: PHL to lodge protest, note verbale vs China after Ayungin Shoal incident

-Marcos hoping Xi informed of China coast guard 'driving away' Filipino fishers

-Marcos wants to ‘raise the level’ of PHL-China talks on WPS issues

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


4. Marcos' international visits:

-Marcos to travel abroad less, but APEC in November still a priority

-Marcos: I see overseas trips as ROI

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Business Mirror, Inquirer, Philstar]


5. Marcos: First lady not involved in political appointments, son not being groomed to be president [Inquirer, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL]


6. Agriculture chief:

-Marcos keeps agri post, says some people will only listen to the President

-Marcos: Reforms to come faster if I stay as Agri chief

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


7. Appointments:

-Marcos reveals plans for Tulfo, Naida Angping

-Marcos: Plans for Erwin Tulfo do not include being adviser

-Angping's transfer due to ‘personal issues’ —Marcos

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


8. Marcos denies privatization of NAIA [Inquirer, News5, CNN PHL, GMA News]


9. DOH reports 1,891 new COVID-19 cases during the past week [CNN PHL, Inquirer, News5, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


10. Filipino among fatalities in Monterey Park shooting [ANC Alerts, DZBB, News5, Rappler, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


11. Weather:

-Rain in Palawan, Bicol, Visayas, and Mindanao due to LPA off Davao City

-Flood-hit Oriental Mindoro town under state of calamity

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


12. 5.2-magnitude quake hits off Davao Occidental [News5, CNN PHL, GMA News]


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