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TOP STORIES - Friday, December 23, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

23 December 2022, Friday, as of 2:30 PM

1. DOJ indicts 6 individuals for kidnapping, illegal detention of 6 sabungeros

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https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/12/23/2232841/six-indicted-kidnapping-serious-illegal-detention-sabungeros

2. China authorities take over medical supplies production as COVID-19 surges

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https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/world/855271/china-authorities-take-over-medical-supplies-production-as-covid-19-surges/story/?just_in

3. DOH: 4 cases of Omicron subvariant BF.7 detected in Philippines

[GMA News, Inquirer, Phistar] ©PIA-PMU

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1708244/ph-detects-4-omicron-subvariant-bf-7-cases

4. Palace says Marcos' foreign trips generated $23.6-B investment pledges

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https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/12/23/22/palace-marcos-foreign-trips-bag-236-b-in-pledges

5. PNP: Holiday season crime rate down by 14.42% in December compared to 2021 record

[GMA News, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/855274/pnp-holiday-season-crime-rate-down-by-14-42-in-december-compared-to-2021-record/story/?just_in

 —Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—