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TOP STORIES - Saturday, December 17, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

17 December 2022, Saturday, as of 3PM

1. Sison’s death 

-CPP founder Jose Ma. Sison dies in exile at 83 

-Badoy says Sison’s death signal nearing end of CPP-NDF 

-AFP said on Joma Sison's death, Our disagreement with Prof. Jose Maria Sison ends with his death  

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https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/17/22/cpp-founder-joma-sison-dies-at-83


2. Marcos inspects NFA warehouse, says rice supply sufficient, onion supply problem being addressed

- Marcos: Kadiwa ng Pasko to continue beyond Christmas  

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/854770/marcos-inspects-nfa-warehouse-says-rice-supply-sufficient-onion-supply-problem-being-addressed/story/?just_in


3. Marcos orders grant of service incentive, rice allowance to gov't employees 

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/854756/marcos-orders-grant-of-service-incentive-rice-allowance-to-gov-t-employees/story/?just_in


4. Diesel set for at least P2 increase as oil prices hike after 8 weeks

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/12/17/22/diesel-set-for-at-least-p2-increase-as-oil-price-hike-looms


5. Lawmakers say House rushed approval of Maharlika fund bill 

-6 lawmakers rejected the Maharlika Fund Bill

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/16/22/lawmakers-say-house-rushed-approval-of-maharlika-fund-bill


6.Malaysia landslide 

-PH embassy yet to receive reports of Filipino casualties in Malaysia landslide; death toll rises to 21 

-Malaysia campsite search continues as 12 still missing after deadly landslide

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Philstar, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/16/22/ph-embassy-yet-to-receive-reports-of-filipino-casualties-in-malaysia-landslide


7. West Philippine Sea

-PH files diplomatic protest vs China after forcible debris seizure 

-Imee asks for 'cooler heads' amid West PH Sea tension 

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

https://mb.com.ph/2022/12/16/ph-files-diplomatic-protest-vs-china-after-forcible-debris-seizure/


8. DTI Sec. Pascual takes oath before Marcos 

[News5, GMA News, ABS-DZBN News, Inquirer, DZBB] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/854769/dti-sec-pascual-takes-oath-before-marcos/story/?just_in


9. 120,863 pass October 2022 Licensure Examination for Teachers 

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1706059/120863-pass-october-2022-licensure-examination-for-teachers


10. Cloudy skies, rains prevail in N. Luzon due to ‘amihan’ 

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

https://mb.com.ph/2022/12/17/cloudy-skies-rains-prevail-in-n-luzon-due-to-amihan/


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