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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


-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


 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


3. House approves National Citizens Service Training Program bill

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


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

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


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

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


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