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TOP STORIES - Thursday, December 15, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

15 December 2022, Thursday, as of 9AM

1. MARCOS BELGIUM VISIT

-PH secures P4.7-B investment from Unilever—Marcos

-EU-based firm renews commitment to build shipyard in PH—Marcos

-Villar lauds Marcos Jr. for meeting and prioritizing Filipino community in Brussels

-Villar pushes for direct flights from Manila to Brussels

-Palace: Unilever to invest 4.7B in PH

-EU firm pledges investment in PH renewable energy, infra,

[Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL Online, GMA News Online, Inquirer, PhilStar] ©PIA-PMU

https://mb.com.ph/2022/12/14/ph-secures-p4-7-b-investment-from-unilever-marcos/

2. ASEAN-EU SUMMIT

-Marcos: Climate change fight a 'race against time'

-Marcos sees need to define climate change loss, damage in seeking reparation from rich nations

-Marcos urges EU to keep helping ASEAN vs climate change: We need to act together

-Despite hoarse voice, Marcos amplifies 3 priority agendas between EU, ASEAN

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/12/15/Marcos-climate-change-race-against-time-.html

3. WEST PHL SEA

-Senate denounces Chinese 'bullying' in West PH Sea

-DND: China’s latest swarming of WPS features ‘unacceptable’

-'Unacceptable': DND raises concern on presence of Chinese ships in West PH Sea

-Tolentino urges Congress, maritime forces to uphold nation’s interests in West PH sea

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/12/15/Senate-bullying-China-West-PH-Sea-.html

4. MAHARLIKA INVESTMENT FUND

-ADB, IMF back sovereign wealth fund – Budget chief

-Lawmaker says goal of Maharlika fund ‘laudable’ but timing is off

-Balisacan: State-owned banks infusing all investible funds into Maharlika fund not a good idea

-Govt plans to use MIF for projects that will hike energy, food output

-Maharlika Fund needs to follow strict standards — IMF

 [Manila Times, Inquirer, GMA News Online, Business Mirror, BusinessWorld] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/12/15/news/national/adb-imf-back-sovereign-wealth-fund-budget-chief/1870368

5. Teofilo Guadiz III named new LTFRB chairman

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/854489/teofilo-guadiz-iii-named-new-ltfrb-chairman/story/

6. ‘Napakamahal ang kanilang paglaya’: Nasino, 2 detained activists ask court to reduce bail

-Activists pass the hat, seek reduced bail for Nasino, 2 others

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

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2022/12/15/2230837/nasino-2-other-activists-seek-lower-bail

7. WHO eyes end to COVID and Mpox emergencies in 2023

[ABS-CBN News Online, PhilStar, Manila Bulletin, GMA News Online] ©PIA-PMU

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/15/22/who-eyes-end-to-covid-and-mpox-emergencies-in-2023

—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—