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TOP STORIES - Thursday, December 29, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

29 December 2022, Thursday, as of 9AM

1. Death toll from heavy rains, floods during holiday weekend rises to 32

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/12/29/NDRRMC-holiday-floods-death-toll-at-32.html

2. Low pressure area, amihan to bring more rains ahead of New Year

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/29/22/lpa-amihan-to-bring-more-rains-ahead-of-new-year

3. Prices of rice, onions soar

-High prices? Don’t buy onions by the kilo – DA

[Inquirer, One News, Manila Times, PhilStar] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/12/29/news/prices-of-rice-onions-soar/1872033

4. Ex-Customs exec is new Office of Civil Defense administrator

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, News5, DZRH] ©PIA-PMU

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1709954/ex-customs-exec-named-as-new-office-of-civil-defense-administrator

5. Globe, Smart, DITO lists over 2 million SIM cards over first 2 days of registration

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/companies/855721/globe-smart-dito-lists-over-2-million-sim-cards-over-first-2-days-of-registration/story/

6. Makabayan bloc files reso urging gov’t, NDFP to restart peace talks

[Inquirer, BusinessMirror, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2022/12/29/makabayan-resume-grp-ndfp-peace-talks/

7. SC orders PhilHealth execs to return unauthorized P83-M in benefits

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

https://www.philstar.com/pilipino-star-ngayon/bansa/2022/12/29/2233929/petisyon-na-bigyan-ng-p83-milyong-mga-philhealth-officials-ibinasura-ng-sc

—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—