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TOP STORIES - Monday, December 12, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

12 December 2022, Monday, as of 5PM

1. Marcos arrives in Belgium for ASEAN-EU Summit

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/12/22/marcos-arrives-in-belgium-for-asean-eu-summit

2. MAHARLIKA FUND

-Marcos: Maharlika Fund advantageous ‘for sure’

-Marcos says Maharlika Wealth Fund to benefit PH: I wouldn’t have brought it up otherwise

-Marcos says PHL needs Maharlika funds

-Carpio: Maharlika is sovereign debt, not wealth, fund

-Congress urged to let BSP reach P200B capitalization before funding Maharlika

-No more ‘wealth’: Maharlika fund changed back to original name

-Urgency to pass Maharlika fund 'very disturbing', says nat'l scientist in economics

-Castro: GSIS, SSS fund may still be inserted in Maharlika fund after public anger wanes

-House panel approves Maharlika Fund bill changes; president won't be board chair

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/12/12/marcos-maharlika-wealth-fund.html

3. Marcos vows compliance with EMSA, assures gov't is doing everything

-Marcos says to bring up plight of Filipino seafarers in EU summit

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

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/209040/marcos-promise-ph-will-comply-with-eu-standards-for-seafarers

4. GSP Plus

-Marcos to discuss Philippine tariff perks with EU

-Marcos to EU: Retain zero tariff on PH exports

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/854212/marcos-to-discuss-philippine-tariff-perks-with-eu/story/

5. Foreign direct investments see net inflows slip to $626 million in September

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

https://www.philstar.com/business/2022/12/12/2230309/fdis-brace-global-recession-inflows-retreat-september

6. Philippines' COVID-19 cases in past week up by 7 percent

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/12/22/ph-covid-19-cases-in-past-week-up-7-pct

7. CA to bypass DSWD chief Erwin Tulfo over citizenship issue, libel conviction

[PhilStar, CNN PHL Online, ABS-CBN News Online] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/12/12/2230338/ca-bypass-dswd-chief-erwin-tulfo-over-citizenship-issue-libel-conviction

8. Major fuel pump price rollback set Tuesday

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/companies/854203/major-fuel-pump-price-rollback-set-tuesday/story/

9. OCTA: Kalinga’s 7-day positivity rate increased to 57.9%

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/854224/octa-kalinga-s-7-day-positivity-rate-increased-to-57-9/story/

10. Rosal maintains strength, accelerates from east of extreme northern Luzon

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/weather/854209/rosal-maintains-strength-accelerates-from-east-of-extreme-northern-luzon/story/

11. Senate approves bill granting Justin Brownlee Filipino citizenship

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

https://sports.inquirer.net/489856/justin-brownlee-naturalization-earns-senate-approval-on-final-reading

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