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TOP STORIES - Wednesday, January 4, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

4 January 2023, Wednesday, as of 5PM

1. Banking and finance:

-BPI says 'working to reverse' duplicate holiday transactions

-BSP instructs BPI to submit timeline, updates on erroneous transactions reversals

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


2. Abalos asks PNP colonels, generals to resign in 'radical' anti-drug move [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


3. PHL airspace shutdown:

-Poe sets Senate hearing on PHL airspace shutdown on January 12

-Solon seeks House probe on NAIA air traffic system mess

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


4. Marcos meets with China exec Li Zhanshu, says PHL-China ties to benefit economies in years to come [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


5. Philippines logs 15 more fireworks-related injuries, total now at 277 [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


6. Philippine team wins international debate tournament [Inquirer, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, Abante, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


7. COMELEC dismisses over 1,000 election overspending cases from 2010, 2013 polls [Philstar, Rappler, Inquirer]


8. Dickie Bachmann takes oath as new PSC chairman [DZBB, Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin, Rappler]


9. NDRRMC: Death toll due to flooding on Christmas day rises to 52 [Inquirer, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


10. Martial Law survivor Bonifacio Ilagan receives anonymous threats [Inquirer, Philstar, Rappler]


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