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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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/12/19/CPP-NPA-AFP-ceasefire-holiday.html

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/854909/marcos-new-security-challenges-do-not-recognize-borders/story/?just_in

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1706641/92-of-filipinos-hopeful-for-2023-pulse-asia

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/12/19/Oil-price-hikes-Dec.-20.html

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

https://malaya.com.ph/news_news/ex-bucor-officer-surfaces-denies-role-in-percy-lapid-slay/

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/multimedia/photo/12/19/22/doj-releases-additional-328-pdls

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/19/22/3-cops-indicted-for-robbery-kidnapping-of-e-sabong-exec

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/12/19/japan_ph-utility-helicopters.html

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/854894/albay-suspends-classes-gov-t-work-due-to-inclement-weather/story/?just_in

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

https://www.philstar.com/world/2022/12/19/2231836/pope-says-signed-resignation-letter-should-health-fail

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