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TOP STORIES - Wednesday, December 14, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

14 December 2022, Wednesday, as of 9AM

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. meets with Brussels Airport Company CEO Arnaud Feist and other airport officials in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (Photo from the Office of the Press Secretary)

1. MARCOS VISIT IN BELGIUM

-PBBM eyes start of Manila-Brussels direct flights

-PHL Eyes Strategic Partnership With Belgium

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

https://mb.com.ph/2022/12/14/pbbm-eyes-start-of-manila-brussels-direct-flights/

2. Marcos meets King Philippe of Belgium at Royal Palace in Brussels

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/12/14/Marcos-meets-King-Philippe-of-Belgium-.html

3. ASEAN-EU SUMMIT

-Marcos asks EU to help PH, other countries vulnerable to climate change

-Marcos stresses need for concrete plan vs. climate change

-EU-ASEAN summit to build trade ties amid global tension

-Marcos bats for sustainable trade, investments at ASEAN-EU

-Marcos sees ASEAN-EU business summit boosting trade, investment

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

https://mb.com.ph/2022/12/14/marcos-to-eu-help-ph-climate-vulnerable-countries

4. Marcos catches cold in Brussels; skips briefing with media

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1704952/marcos-catches-cold-in-brussels-skips-briefing-with-media

5. MAHARLIKA FUND

-Romualdez wants Marcos to certify Maharlika Investment bill as urgent

-Opposition lawmaker’s appeal: More debates on MIF

-Lawmaker says President influential in Maharlika fund despite absence from board

-Rep. Richard Gomez expresses support for Maharlika Fund

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1704948/romualdez-wants-marcos-to-certify-maharlika-investment-bill-as-urgent

6. Marcos orders creation of panel to address deployment concerns of Filipino seafarers

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/content/854376/marcos-orders-creation-of-panel-to-address-deployment-concerns-of-filipino-seafarers/story/

7. Government eyes more labor attaches next year

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/12/14/2230642/government-eyes-more-labor-attaches-next-year

8. COVID-19

-Philippines logs 791 new COVID-19 cases; active tally at 18,016

-DOH notes slight uptick of COVID-19 cases nationwide

-No need to panic about recent COVID-19 uptick, says Vergeire

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/854375/philippines-logs-791-new-covid-19-cases-active-at-18-016/story/

—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—