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TOP STORIES - Wednesday, November 23, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

23 November 2022, Wednesday, as of 5PM

1. National Science and Technology Week 2022

-Marcos to Pinoy scientists, researchers: Stay in the Philippines

-Marcos: PH research and dev’t efforts must be coordinated, gov’t must give direction

 [GMA News Online, ABS-CBN News Online, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, CNN PHL Online, Manila Bulletin, PhilStar] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/852346/marcos-to-pinoy-scientists-researchers-stay-in-the-philippines/story/

2. Senate OKs P5.268T natl budget for 2023

[CNN PHL Online, GMA News Online, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/11/23/Senate-OKs-2023-national-budget-.html

3. Executive Secretary Bersamin, Finance chief Diokno secure CA nod

[ABS-CBN News Online, Inquirer, PhilStar, Manila Times, GMA News Online, ABS-CBN News Online, Rappler, DZBB Online, CNN PHL Online, DZMM Online, News5] ©PIA-PMU

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/23/22/executive-secretary-bersamin-finance-chief-diokno-get-ca-nod

4. DOJ preliminary investigation on Lapid murder case

-Wrong middle name in Bantag's subpoena stalls DOJ probe on Lapid-Villamor killings

-DOJ allows Bantag to file counter-affidavit on Percy Lapid, ‘middleman’ killings Dec. 5

[ABS-CBN News Online, DZBB, GMA News Online, Inquirer,  PhilStar, CNN PHL Online, Rappler, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/23/22/wrong-middle-name-in-bantag-subpoena-stalls-probe-on-lapid-villamor-slay

5. Caloocan cop convicted of torture, planting of evidence in Carl-Kulot drug war cases

[PhilStar, Manila Bulletin, GMA News Online, CNN PHL Online, ABS-CBN News Online, DZMM Online, Inquirer, Rappler] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/11/23/2225898/caloocan-cop-convicted-torture-planting-evidence-carl-kulot-drug-war-cases

6. DTI records price hikes in Noche Buena items

[Inquirer, CNN PHL Online, News5, GMA News Online, ABS-CBN News Online] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/11/23/noche-buena-items-price-hike.html

7. Marcos ‘seriously considering several people’ as DA chief, says Bersamin

[Inquirer, PhilStar, News5] ©PIA-PMU

newsinfo.inquirer.net/1696868/marcos-jr-seriously-considering-several-people-as-da-chief-says-bersamin

8. NKTI emergency room reaches three times its full capacity

[Inquirer, ABS-CBN News Online, Manila Bulletin, GMA News Online] ©PIA-PMU

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1696967/fwd-nkti-emergency-room-at-full-capacity

9. US-PH RELATION

-Harris visit to PH meant to ensure peace in the region – envoy

-VP Kamala: Philippine visit shows US mindful of communities' needs

-Kamala visit a reiteration of US mutual defense commitments —Carpio

-PH, US alliance on a ‘very strong footing’ – DND

-Marcos, Biden may have a White House meeting in 2023 —Amb. Romualdez

[ABS-CBN News Online, GMA News Online, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/23/22/harris-visit-to-ph-meant-to-ensure-peace-in-the-region-envoy

 10. China: US-Philippines interactions 'shouldn't be damaging' to other nations' interests

[PhilStar, ABS-CBN News Online, GMA News Online] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/11/23/2225920/china-us-philippines-interactions-shouldnt-be-damaging-other-nations-interests

 11. MAGUINDANAO MASSACRE

-Kin of Maguindanao massacre victims still waiting for ‘full justice

-13 years on, NUJP says forgetting Maguindanao massacre 'still not an option'

[Rappler, PhilStar, News5, ABS-CBN News Online] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.rappler.com/nation/mindanao/maguindanao-massacre-victims-kin-await-full-justice-2022/

 12. Pope Francis removes Tagle, other leaders from Caritas Internationalis

-Tagle reiterates sacking of Caritas leadership not about sexual abuse, financial mismanagement

[Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL Online, GMA News Online, PhilStar] ©PIA-PMU

https://mb.com.ph/2022/11/23/pope-francis-orders-removal-of-entire-leadership-of-caritas-internationalis/

 —Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—