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TOP STORIES – Wednesday, February 15, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

15 February 2023, Wednesday, as of 5PM

1. Laser attack near Ayungin Shoal

-Canada, other nations call out China’s laser attack vs. PCG vessel

-China downplays envoy’s summoning over laser incident in West PHL Sea

-Carlos urges PHL to be more assertive in addressing maritime issues with China

-Gabriela files resolution 'strongly condemning' China over laser-pointing act

[ANC Alerts, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Times, Philstar, Rappler, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/02/15/2245146/countries-rally-behind-philippines-maritime-incidents-china

2. DepEd replaces 'nagdarasal' in Panatang Makabayan with 'nananalangin'

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, News5, Inquirer, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/02/15/2245144/deped-replaces-nagdarasal-panatang-makabayan-nananalangin

3. Cash remittances at $32.54 billion, personal remittances hit record $36.14B in 2022

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/02/15/23/cash-remittances-hit-3254-billion-in-2022-bsp

4. PHL poised to import 440,000MT of refined sugar

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Daily Tribune, News5, Philstar, Inquirer]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/2/15/sugar-sra-import-440000-metric-tons.html

5. Philippines detects first XBF case, 2 new cases of XBB.1.5

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, DZBB, PhilStar]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/02/15/23/ph-detects-first-xbf-case-2-new-cases-of-xbb15

6. Marcos OKs adoption of hybrid rice to boost crop yield

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Times, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/02/15/marcos-oks-adoption-of-hybrid-rice-to-boost-crop-yield/

7. CHR probes ‘violations’ of mining firm in Sibuyan Island

[Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/02/15/chr-probes-violations-of-miningfirm-in-sibuyan-island-romblon/

8. Tulfo seeks review of minimum wage hike policy

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/860876/tulfo-seeks-review-of-minimum-wage-hike-policy/story/

9. Palace bares promotion of ranks in PCG

[Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/860867/palace-bares-promotion-of-ranks-in-pcg/story/

10. BI to deport 4 South Koreans for telecom fraud, illegal bets

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/2/15/south-koreans-deported.html

11. CHR probing attack vs. lawyer in Abra

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/860862/probing-attack-vs-lawyer-in-abra/story/

12. LPA off Mindanao enters PAR

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1730129/fwd-pagasa-lpa-off-mindanao-enters-par

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