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TOP STORIES - Thursday, December 01, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

1 December 2022, Thursday, as of 5PM

 1. Marcos visits Kadiwa stalls at QC:

-Marcos repeats promise, says Philippines ‘getting closer’ to P20/kilo rice

-Marcos: Supplies at Kadiwa stalls sufficient until February or March 2023

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, DZMM, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, Rappler, Philstar] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/12/01/2227795/marcos-repeats-promise-philippines-getting-closer-p20kilo-rice

2. West PHL Sea:

-Marcos: China's claims in West Philippine Sea a 'roadblock' to joint oil exploration

-Marcos on WPS oil exploration: It’s important for us than it is for China

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/853177/marcos-china-s-claims-in-west-philippine-sea-a-roadblock-to-joint-oil-exploration/story/?just_in

3. Foreign relations:

-Marcos says US requests, proposals on EDCA under review

-Marcos: Mutual Defense Treaty with US under continuous ‘evolution’

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, Rappler, ABSCBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/853181/marcos-says-us-

requests-proposals-on-edca-under-review/story/

4. Marcos 'happy' with performance of DOH, DND officers-in-charge

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/853185/marcos-happy-with-performance-of-doh-dnd-officers-in-charge/story/?just_in

5. Human trafficking at NAIA:

-BI sees no links among personnel to Myanmar trafficking scheme

-BI: Airport officials reshuffle ongoing amid Myanmar human trafficking issue

-BI says coordination underway for human trafficking scheme probe

-MIAA drops baggage screening in airport protocols

-Remulla asks NBI to investigate fake passes at BI

[DZBB, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU

https://news.abs-cbn.com/video/news/12/01/22/bi-sees-no-links-among-personnel-to-myanmar-trafficking-scheme

6. NGCP places Luzon grid under yellow alert [Inquirer, News5, Philstar, DZBB, DZMM, ABS-CBN News, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/853186/ngcp-places-luzon-grid-under-yellow-alert/story/?just_in

7. Month-long 24/7 free rides on EDSA Busway starts [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Rappler, Manila Times] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/12/01/latest-stories/month-long-247-free-rides-on-edsa-busway-starts/1868572

8. PHL receives 86,000 HIV viral load testing cartridges from US gov’t [ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, News5, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU

https://mb.com.ph/2022/12/01/ph-receives-86000-hiv-viral-load-testing-cartridges-from-us-govt/

—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—