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TOP STORIES - Tuesday, January 24, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

24 January 2023, Tuesday, as of 5PM

1. Philippines maintains Ayungin Shoal is part of territory following incident with Chinese vessel

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/01/24/2239879/philippines-maintains-ayungin-shoal-part-territory-following-incident-chinese-vessel

2. Maharlika fund bill

-Senate to heed Marcos call to study Maharlika fund

-Gatchalian: Maharlika funding proposal must undergo scrutiny

-Hontiveros ‘pleasantly surprised’ at PBBM’s misgivings on ‘re-engineered’ version of Maharlika fund

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/01/24/2239863/senate-heed-marcos-call-study-maharlika-fund

3. DOTr: Gov’t not to give up NAIA’s assets but to allow private sector to manage airport

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1720381/fwd-dotr-govt-will-not-give-up-assets-to-naia-to-private-sector-but-will-let-it-manage-airport

4. Gatchalian eyes cases vs. PAGCOR officials over questionable 3rd party auditor

[CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, ANC Alerts]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/1/24/Pagcor-officials-cases-questionable-3rd-party-auditor.html

5. Marcos orders DA to determine why there’s egg price increase

[ABS-CBN News, PhilStar, Business Mirror, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/858462/marcos-orders-da-to-determine-why-there-s-egg-price-increase/story/?just_in

6. Onion price surge

-588 metric tons of imported onions now in PHL, to be available in markets this week

-DA to impose price cap for imported onions

[Manila Times, CNN PHL, BusinessMirror, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/01/24/588-metric-tons-of-imported-onions-now-in-ph-to-be-available-in-markets-this-week/

7. Philippines to bring inflation below 4% by Q3 —BSP chief

[CNN PHL, BusinessWorld, Malaya, Interaksyon]

https://interaksyon.philstar.com/business/2023/01/24/240881/philippines-to-bring-inflation-below-4-by-q3-bsp-chief/

8. House joins COMELEC’s Register Anywhere project for expanding voter registration access

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/858444/house-joins-comelec-s-register-anywhere-project-for-expanding-voter-registration-access/story/?just_in

9. Maynilad says to comply with P27.47 million rebate ordered by MWSS

[Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, DZBB, CNN PHL, PhilStar]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/01/24/23/maynilad-says-to-comply-with-p2747m-rebate-ordered-by-mwss

10. DICT says SIM card sales dropped due to SIM Card Registration law

[Inquirer, GMA News, Inquirer, PhilStar, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1720390/dict-says-sim-card-sales-dropped-due-to-sim-card-registration-law

11. Filipino confirmed killed in California Lunar New Year mass shooting

-Seven dead in northern California shootings —US media

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/1/24/filipino-monterey-park-massacre-casualties.html

12. Reported fatalities due to bad weather rose to 38 —NDRRMC

[Inquirer, GMA News, DZBB]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/858410/reported-fatalities-due-to-bad-weather-rose-to-38-ndrrmc/story/?just_in

13. SC resumes oral arguments on controversial No Contact Apprehension Policy

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

https://twitter.com/cnnphilippines/status/1617776627030851584

 14. Magnitude 5.9 quake hits Sarangani Tuesday morning

[GMA News, DZBB, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/science/858416/magnitude-6-quake-hits-saranggani/story/?just_in

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