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TOP STORIES - Wednesday, January 25, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

25 January 2023, Wednesday, as of 5PM

1. Aircraft tragedies

- 2 dead in Bataan military plane crash

-6 onboard missing Cessna plane in Isabela identified

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/multimedia/photo/01/25/23/2-dead-in-bataan-military-plane-crash

2. PSAC: Marcos commits to certify E-Governance Act as urgent

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1720872/psac-marcos-jr-commits-to-certify-as-urgent-e-governance-act

3. Senate hearing on human trafficking and other OFW issues

-Senate kicks off investigation into trafficking scheme by 'Chinese mafia'

-Fake BI stamp on trafficked Filipino's passport bared at Senate hearing

-Senators see emerging humanitarian crisis in crypto scam operations in Myanmar, Cambodia

-8 human trafficking victims in Cambodia may return to PH by Friday or Saturday

-Hontiveros calls for "total overhaul" of BI amid non-stop operation of syndicates involved in human trafficking

-Kuwaiti suspect in Filipina OFW’s death arrested — embassy

-Philippines resumes deployment of workers to India

-Gov't to put up more offices to screen OFW employers

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/25/23/senate-kicks-off-investigation-into-chinese-mafia-trafficking-scheme

4. SAF 44 anniversary

-PNP commemorates SAF 44, 7 years after deadly clash

-Palace honors fallen SAF 44

-Justice remains elusive for SAF 44 families

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

https://www.rappler.com/nation/pnp-commemorates-saf-44-january-2022/

5. COVID-19 update

-No official answer yet from Palace on state of calamity extension — DOH

-COVID-19 not among top 10 causes of death in 2022

-Cebu Pacific says full pre-pandemic capacity to be restored by March

[CNN PHL, Inqurier, Philstar, Manila Times, ABS-CBN News]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1720953/no-official-response-yet-from-palace-on-state-of-calamity-extension-doh

6. SIM Registration

-Gov't. telcos roll out SIM registration drive in remote areas

-Registration requirement to dampen SIM card sales, says DICT

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, GMA News, Rappler]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/01/25/23/sim-registration-begins-in-remote-areas

7. PDEA-NCR chief tagged by FPRRD in illegal drugs trade yields in Leyte

[DZRH, Rappler, GMA News, DZBB, Inquirer, Philstar]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/01/25/pdea-ncr-chief-tagged-by-fprrd-in-illegal-drugs-trade-yields-in-leyte

8. Ex-PSG chief Durante tagged in slay of Davao businesswoman

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/25/23/ex-psg-chief-durante-tagged-in-slay-of-davao-businesswoman

9. 2 hurt, 10 houses destroyed in Caloocan fire

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/01/25/2-hurt-10-houses-destroyed-in-caloocan-fire/

10. Student groups say ‘No to mandatory ROTC’

[ABS-CBN News, Rappler, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1721035/fwd-youth-groups-protesting-vs-mandatory-rotc-revival-branded-as-leftists-by-dela-rosa

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