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TOP STORIES - Monday, December 19, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

19 December 2022, Monday, as of 9AM


1. NPA activities:

-CPP: NPA can ‘stage offensives’ while mourning for Joma Sison

-CPP says it's 'always open' to resumption of peace talks

-6 soldiers wounded in NPA landmine blast in Northern Samar

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Philstar, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU


2. Marcos extends tariff cuts for 1 year [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times], BusinessWorld] ©PIA-PMU


3. Maharlika fund bill:

-Safeguards in place for Maharlika bill, says House Speaker

-PSE chief backs creation of Maharlika fund to boost 'big ticket' investments

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, BusinessWorld, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Times] ©PIA-PMU


4. Another piece of rocket debris found off Zambales [CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU


5. Family of 10 dead in Muntinlupa fire [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar] ©PIA-PMU


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