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TOP STORIES - Tuesday, December 6, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

6 December 2022, Tuesday, as of 9AM

1. Inflation surges to 8.0% in November [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, DZBB, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/853620/inflation-surges-to-8-0-in-november/story/?just_in

2. 2023 national budget:

-Congress ratifies proposed 2023 budget after bicam approval

-Bicam restores NTF-ELCAC budget, P150-M confidential fund for DepEd

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

https://www.rappler.com/nation/proposed-2023-national-budget-clears-bicameral-conference-committee/

3. Sovereign weatlh fund:

-Senators push for public consultation on Maharlika wealth fund bill

-Business groups voice concern over Maharlika Wealth Fund

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/05/22/senators-seek-public-consultation-on-maharlika-fund

4. Philippines records 7,731 new COVID cases, 134 deaths in past week [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/05/22/doh-7731-new-covid-cases-134-deaths-in-past-week

5. Senate to conduct probe on non-disclosure of vaccine procurement contracts [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, GMA News, CNN PHL] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/12/5/senate-blue-ribbon-hearing-doh-vaccine-procurement-nda.html

6. PHL Virology Institute Bill approved on third and final reading [Inquirer, Philstar, CNN PHL] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/12/5/PH-Virology-Institute-Bill-approved-on-third-and-final-reading.html

7. Marcos seeks stronger ties with Mauritania, Laos, and Mongolia

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/12/6/Marcos-ties-with-Mauritania-Laos-Mongolia-.html

8. Bantag shows up at Percy Lapid slay probe; wants DOJ prosecutors to inhibit [Inquirer, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/05/22/bantag-attends-percy-lapid-slay-probe-wants-doj-prosecutors-to-inhibit

—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—