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TOP STORIES - Tuesday, January 3, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

3 January 2023, Tuesday, as of 5PM

 1. Bongbong Marcos departs for China for 3-day state visit

-Marcos to discuss PHL-China ‘political-security’ issues with Xi

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

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/209371/bongbong-marcos-departs-for-china-for-a-3-day-state-visit

2. PHL airspace shutdown:

-2 Senate resos filed seeking probe into NAIA air traffic mess

-CAAP welcomes possible Senate probe on airspace shutdown

-PAL says hubs nationwide 'transitioning to normalcy'

-DMW assists 3K stranded OFWs at NAIA after air navigation glitch

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/856166/2-senate-resos-filed-seeking-probe-into-naia-air-traffic-mess/story/

3. Philippine outstanding debt slightly up at P13.64 trillion in November [Inquirer, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/01/03/23/philippine-sovereign-debt-at-p1364-trillion-in-november

4. Quiapo Church issues guidelines for Nazareno 2023 [CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/01/03/quiapo-church-issues-guidelines-for-nazareno-2023/

5. DOH: Fireworks injuries now at 262; 42 percent higher than 2021

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/03/23/fireworks-related-injuries-rise-to-262-doh

6. MRT3 implements provisional service from North Avenue to Shaw Boulevard Station

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/856192/mrt3-implements-provisional-service-from-north-avenue-to-shaw-boulevard-station

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