(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 06 December 2023) Easterlies affecting the eastern section of the country. Northeast Monsoon affecting Extreme Northern Luzon. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Easterlies. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. Light to Moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—