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TOP STORIES - Tuesday, January 31, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

31 January 2023, Tuesday, as of 5PM

1. Gov't housing projects:

-At QC housing launch, Marcos says government to help beneficiaries pay for units

-Marcos mulls P1-B subsidy fund for gov't housing tenants

-Marcos tells Congress to provide budget for housing

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/01/31/2241545/qc-housing-launch-marcos-says-government-help-beneficiaries-pay-units

2. DSWD's 72nd anniv, inaugurates new building:

-Marcos tells DSWD to continue giving cash grants to poor Filipinos

-Marcos commends DSWD for stability, public service reliability

-Social protection programs get P151 billion funding under 2023 budget, says DBM

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1723419/fwd-marcos-tells-dswd-to-continue-giving-cash-grants-to-poor-filipinos-2

3. Vergeire says she is now ready to become Health Secretary [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, News5, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Rappler, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1723421/vergeire-says-she-is-now-ready-to-become-health-secretary

4. DOJ seeks to deport 2 of 4 Japanese fugitives by end of week [Philstar, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/859173/doj-seeks-to-deport-2-japanese-fugitives-by-end-of-week/story/

5. Efforts underway to bring home detained Filipino tourist in Myanmar [Manila Bulletin, Philstar, GMA News, CNN PHL]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/1/31/detained-Filipino-tourist-in-Myanmar-repatriation.html

6. Inflation to remain elevated in January — BSP [Philstar, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/859166/inflation-to-remain-elevated-in-january-bsp/story/

7. World Bank to lend Philippines $600M for pandemic recovery, climate financing [CNN PHL, GMA News, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/business/2023/01/31/2241552/world-bank-lend-philippines-600m-pandemic-recovery-climate-financing

8. PHL expecting arrival of bivalent COVID-19 vax donation from Covax in March —DOH [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/01/31/ph-expecting-arrival-of-bivalent-covid-19-vax-donation-from-covax-in-march-doh/

9. Voter registration deadline:

-COMELEC sees surge in registrants on last day of voter registration

-New registered voters now at 1.5 million — COMELEC

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

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/01/30/news/comelec-sees-surge-in-registrants-on-last-day-of-voter-registration/1876535

10. US reinvigorating relations with ASEAN after years of neglect, says ex-envoy [Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/01/31/23/us-reinvigorating-ties-with-asean-says-ex-envoy

 11. Missing plane:

-No letup in search for missing Cessna plane

-Plane searchers getting sick from rain, cold weather

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2023/01/31/2241378/no-letup-search-missing-cessna-plane

12. OFW arrested for cracking bomb joke in plane in Davao [ABS-CBN News, News5, Philstar, Rappler]

https://www.rappler.com/nation/mindanao/overseas-filipino-arrested-bomb-joke-plane-davao-january-29-2023/

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