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Friday, December 23, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

23 December 2022, Friday, as of 9AM

1. Marcos declares Dec. 26 as special non-working day

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/12/22/december-26-2022-special-non-working-day.html

2. Marcos calls on LGUs to set up common fireworks areas for New Year

[CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News, BusinessWorld, Manila Standard] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/12/22/marcos-lgu-firework-displays-injuries.html

3. Marcos names ex-SC associate justice Tinga as DBP chair

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1708007/marcos-jr-names-ex-sc-justice-tinga-as-dbp-chair

4. Manila court issues release order for activist Reina Mae Nasino, 2 others

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https://www.philstar.com/nation/2022/12/23/2232733/nasino-2-others-post-surety-bail

5. COVID-19 infection

-Philippines posts 1,031 new COVID-19 cases

-Metro Manila’s 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate drops

[PhilStar, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/855235/philippines-posts-1-031-new-covid-19-cases/story/

6. Basilan court finds alleged Spanish terrorist guilty of illegal firearm possession

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https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1707980/basilan-court-finds-alleged-spanish-terrorist-guilty-of-illegal-possession-of-firearm

7. MMDA allows provincial buses on EDSA from December 24-January 2,2023

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/855247/mmda-allows-provincial-buses-on-edsa-from-december-24-january-2-2023/story/

—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—