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TOP STORIES - Wednesday, January 25, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

25 January 2023, Wednesday, as of 9AM

1. OFW killed in Kuwait:

-DMW not considering Kuwait deployment ban after OFW slay, eyes ‘additional safeguards’

-Senators decry brutal slay of Pinay worker in Kuwait

-Senators propose new hotline for OFW complaints, regular visit 

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


2. Agricultural woes:

-Marcos orders DA to look into soaring egg prices

-DA defers extension of P250/kilo SRP of onions as harvest season begins

-Gov’t seeks to help onion farmers increase production —Marcos

-Marcos raises lack of cold chain facilities for onions

-Marcos orders DA to probe illegal sale of palm olein

-DA reports shortage in supply of local garlic

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


3. SC wraps up oral argument on legality of NCAP with 2 thorny issues emerging [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Inquirer]


4. No-show Bantag urges DOJ panel to reconsider refusal to inhibit from Lapid-Villamor murder probe [Inquirer, Philstar, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


5. Cessna with 6 onboard goes missing after taking off from Cauayan [ANC Alerts, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]


6. PHL-US joint maritime patrols in West PH Sea ‘on the table’ –envoy [Inquirer, GMA News, CNN PHL]


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