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TOP STORIES - Wednesday, January 11, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

11 January 2023, Wednesday, as of 5PM

1. LPA aftermath

-Marcos orders DPWH to fast-track repair of damaged infra in Misamis Occidental during visit in Gingoog

-Marcos Jr. promises resettlement for flood-hit families in Misamis Occidental

-Marcos distributes aid to flood-stricken families in MisOcc

-Marcos orders release of P3-M for school building repairs

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/857026/marcos-orders-dpwh-to-fast-track-repair-of-damaged-infra-in-misamis-occidental/story/

2. Recent LPAs affect 291K people, kill 10 — OCD 

-2,000 evacuate as strong rains batter Zamboanga City

-Classes, gov’t work, some flights suspended in Zamboanga City

-Zamboanga City airport closed due to flood

-Torrential rain, flood continue to batter Eastern Visayas

-No let-up in rain from LPA off Surigao City, shear line

-PCG rescues stranded children in Zamboanga City due to chest-deep floods

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/01/11/2236874/recent-lpas-affect-291k-people-kill-10-disaster-agency

3. AFP fiasco

-Galvez urges DND officials to stay in their posts

-No need to probe AFP on alleged destabilization plot, says spox

-DND, AFP morale high, focused on mandate, says DND exec

-MalacaƱang: Former DND OIC Faustino ‘knew of developments’ in AFP

-Senate to pass bill limiting AFP officers with fixed terms within 1Q of 2023 —Zubiri

[ABS-CBN News, DZBB, GMA News, News5, Inquirer, Rappler, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/01/11/2236876/galvez-tells-senior-defense-officials-stay-place

4. PNP says about 70 percent of senior officers file courtesy resignations

-Eastern Visayas PNP director: Report us if you see us doing something wrong

-3,179 cops in Central Luzon get promoted

-51 top cops in Ilocos region test negative for illegal drugs

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/11/23/pnp-70-pct-of-senior-officers-file-courtesy-resignations

5. Onion price update

-Farmers’ group questions timing of importation of onions

-No choice but to import as Marcos' hands 'tied' due to inflation — Zubiri

-Hontiveros says ‘wait and see’ local onion farmers’ harvest first before importing crop

-Ombudsman probe to look into possible conspiracy in DA, FTI onion purchase

-DA ready to cooperate with Ombudsman probe on onion procurement —spox

-Cynthia Villar flags DA’s importation policy anew

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/video/business/01/11/23/farmers-group-questions-timing-of-importation-of-onions

6. SIM registration

-Group holds protest at NTC to call for SIM registration suspension

-Globe warns vs online offers for SIM registration assistance

-DICT warns subscribers not to register false information: ‘You will get caught’

[ABS-CBN News, DZBB, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/01/11/23/group-calls-for-sim-registration-suspension

7. Maynilad to give rebate to customers affected by water interruptions —MWSS RO

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Philstar, News5, CNN PHL] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/companies/857019/maynilad-to-give-rebate-to-customers-affected-by-water-interruptions-mwss-ro/story/

8. Economy update

-Philippine economy seen to grow by 5.5 percent in 2023 as pandemic recovery continues

-FDI net inflows hit six-month high in October

-BSP mulls 3% cap on credit card rate

-Despite recent gains, peso seen weakening to P57-P59 to dollar this year

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, ANC, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/video/business/01/11/23/philippine-economy-seen-to-grow-by-55-pct-in-2023

9. Marikina closes Marikina Bridge indefinitely due to structural damage from Sumulong Flood Interceptor project by DPWH-NCR

[News5, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/1/11/marikina-bridge-crack-dpwh.html

10. Zubiri says extending state of calamity due to COVID-19 not good for PH image

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1715237/zubiri-says-extending-state-of-calamity-due-to-covid-19-not-good-for-ph-image

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