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TOP STORIES - Tuesday, December 20, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

20 December 2022, Tuesday, as of 9AM

 1. Maharlika fund bill

-Maharlika beneficial to PHL development plan, says Neda chief

-Finance chief: DBP dividend cut unrelated to Maharlika Investment Fund

-One in 2 Pinoys supports MIF – survey

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


2. Philippines records 7,572 new COVID cases, 186 deaths in past week

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


3. Marcos order grants one-time rice support for COS, JO employees

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


4. 2 Bilibid gang commanders say Bantag stabbed them, eye filing raps

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


5. Joma Sison's death

'People's hero': Activists honor CPP founder Jose Maria Sison

-With Joma Sison dead, gov’t can intensify efforts vs communism – Estrada

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


6. PDEA hands out over P11M cash reward to 4 drug tipsters

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


7. Quakes:

-Magnitude 5.0 earthquake jolts Bukidnon

-Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits Abra, shakes nearby areas

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


—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—