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TOP STORIES - Monday, December 19, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

19 December 2022, Monday, as of 5PM

1. Communist rebels reject holiday ceasefire despite Joma's death

[Manila Bulletin, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL] ©PIA-PMU


2. AFP anniversary:

-Marcos graces AFP's 87th anniversary

-Marcos: New security challenges do not recognize borders

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


3. 92% of Filipinos hopeful for 2023 — Pulse Asia [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU


4. Oil price hikes greet motoring public ahead of Christmas [Inquirer, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL] ©PIA-PMU


5. Percy Lapid slay:

-Ex-BuCor officer surfaces, denies role in Percy Lapid slay

-Zulueta also wants DOJ out of murder case, lawyer says

-Zulueta's lawyer: Client receiving death threats, ready to submit counter affidavit

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


6. DOJ releases additional 328 persons deprived of liberty [Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU


7. 3 cops disguised as NBI agents indicted for e-sabong exec's kidnapping, robbery [Inquirer, GMA News, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU


8. Japan to grant PH utility helicopters for calamity response [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL] ©PIA-PMU


9. Classes in Albay, Camarines Sur suspended due to inclement weather [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU


10. Pope says signed resignation letter should health fail [CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Interaksyon, Philstar] ©PIA-PMU


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