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TOP STORIES – Friday, December 02, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

2 December 2022, Friday, as of 5PM

1. Gov‘t launches eTravel platform for travelers, returning residents to Philippines [Bombo Radyo, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU


2. Marcos tells new envoys: Look for business opportunities, partnerships for PHL [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Radyo Inquirer, Manila Times, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU


3. BFAR announces moratorium on crackdown vs imported fish sellers [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Philstar, Manila Times] ©PIA-PMU


4. Missing sabungeros:

-Remulla meets families of missing ‘sabungeros,’ assures speedy investigation, monthly meetings

-Wife of missing cockfighting enthusiast files raps vs suspects in husband's abduction

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Philstar, RMN News] ©PIA-PMU


5. Imee Marcos fears corruption in use of proposed Maharlika Fund [Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU


6. Roderick Paulate sentenced to up to 62 years in jail for graft [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar] ©PIA-PMU


7. Bilibid holds mass burial for 70 inmates [GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar] ©PIA-PMU


8. COVID-19 infection:

-OCTA: Metro Manila daily COVID-19 cases up to 411 as December wave starts

-Expert to public on upcoming holiday gatherings: Observe health protocols

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


9. ‘Queen of Kundiman’ Sylvia La Torre dies at 89 [Rappler, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU


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