- Senator Leila de Lima said that the CCTV footage provided by the Philippine National Police failed to show SPO3 Ricky Sta. Isabel involved in the Jee Ick Joo murder case. PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group director Senior Superintendent Glenn Dumlao showed series of CCTV footage exhibiting the supposed vehicle of Sta. ISable used to kidnap Jee in his Pampanga residence.
- Former President Benigno Aquino III explained that the PNP Special Action Force was sent on a covert mission in Mamasapano, Maguindanao two years ago. In his speech in Malacañang during the meeting with the families of the slain SAF members on Tuesday, President Rodrigo Duterte questioned why SAF commandos were sent on Mamasapano operation in January 2015 when "SAF is organized and geared into the service to meet the challenges of urban terrorism."
- A group of environmental NGOs expressed concern over the proposed move to repeal the Mining Act of 1995. The Philippine Business for Environmental Stewardship said that the House of Representatives committee on natural sources has started conducting technical working group meetings to replace it with Alternative Mining Bills.
- Reports told that US President Donald Trump will restrict nationals from certain Middle Eastern countries from entering the United States as well as temporarily deny entrance to refugees from all over the world. Trump will temporarily ban visitors from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, or Yemen via an executive order as well as temporarily halt the country's refugee program.
- The Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram had used a woman with a baby on her back for a suicide attack in Nigeria, according to UN officials. On January 13th, women carrying explosives blew themselves up near a security checkpoint at a market in the northeastern Nigerian town of Madagali.
- Skoda adds the Scout variant of their newly launched Kodiaq midsize SUV, set for March's Geneva Motor Show premiere.
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- Aikatsu Stars gets renewed for a second season with two brand new characters coming soon at this latest season such as Elza Forte and Kirara Hanazono. In this new season, the Yotsuboshi Academy will be facing a stiff competition from a rival school known as Venus Ark, a school that is basically an onboard cruise ship and that's where the two new characters popped up, giving more challenge for Yume Nijino and the rest.
- Popular K-Pop Girl Group Wonder Girls will be officially disbanded after ten years and they will be releasing their final digital single in honor of their 10th anniversary.