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TOP STORIES - Wednesday, December 28, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

28 December 2022, Wednesday, as of 9AM

1. 25 reported dead, 26 missing due to Visayas, Mindanao flooding —NDRRMC

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https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/855656/25-reported-dead-26-missing-due-to-visayas-mindanao-rains-ndrrmc/story/

2. Marcos appoints former STAR reporter Edu Punay as DSWD OIC

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https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/12/28/news/punay-named-dswd-oic/1871862

3. Should Marcos skip China visit? Vergeire says President's trips important

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https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/12/28/2233714/covid-19-wont-stop-trip-china

4. DOH: Detection of Omicron subvariant BF.7 should not be a cause for concern

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https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/855625/doh-detection-of-omicron-subvariant-bf-7-should-not-be-a-cause-for-concern/story/

5. DOH notes 45% increase in flu cases in 2022

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https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1709635/doh-notes-45-increase-in-flu-cases-this-2022

6. LRT-2 to offer free rides on Rizal Day

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https://www.philstar.com/nation/2022/12/28/2233674/lrt-2-offer-free-rides-rizal-day

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