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TOP STORIES - Friday, December 16, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

16 December 2022, Friday, as of 9AM


1. MAHARLIKA FUND

-With Marcos certification, House hastily approves Maharlika Investment Fund

-Salceda breaks down 21 last-minute amendments to MIF

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/12/15/2231027/marcos-certification-house-hastily-approves-maharlika-investment-fund                            

 2. Marcos Jr. returns to PH after ‘very productive’ ASEAN-EU Summit

-Marcos back from ‘productive’ Brussels trip, brings home P9.8-B investment pledge

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1705667/marcos-jr-returns-to-ph-after-very-productive-asean-eu-meet

3. House approves National Citizens Service Training Program bill

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/15/22/house-oks-national-citizens-service-training-program-bill

4. House gives final OK to bill expanding lending aid to MSMEs

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/12/15/Bill-aimed-at-helping-MSMEs-hurdles-House.html

5. Manila port authorities seize P11.5-M worth of undeclared agri products

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/15/22/manila-port-authorities-seize-p115-m-worth-of-undeclared-agri-products

—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—