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TOP STORIES - Wednesday, January 4, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

4 January 2023, Wednesday, as of 9AM

1. Marcos' China visit:

-Marcos arrives in China for state visit

-Marcos eyes 'new chapter' in relations with China

-Manila, Beijing to ink 14 pacts including durian exportation

[Business Mirror, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Philstar, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


2. Marcos orders extension of modified tariff rates on several food products [CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Rappler, Manila Bulletin]


3. DOH: No new human cases of anthrax; cases in Cagayan 'controlled' [Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


4. DOH says bulletin about ‘upper respiratory infection’ in China is fake [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]


5. DOH: No XBB.1.5 subvariant cases detected yet in PHL [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, CNN PHL]


6. DOH logs 174 new COVID-19 infections; active cases at 12,362 [GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]


7. ‘No diversion of radar funds by ex-DOTr chief Tugade’ —spokesman [ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Business Mirror]


8. COMELEC records 188k newly-registered voters from Dec. 12 [ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


9. LPA update:

-LPA to bring rain over Visayas, Mindanao, Palawan

-Classes in some areas in Visayas suspended due to LPA threat

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


10. Pinoys mourn death of Pope Benedict XVI [Manila Times, News5, Rappler, ABS-CBN News]


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