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TOP STORIES - Wednesday, December 7, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

07 December 2022, Wednesday, as of 9AM

1. PHL DIGITALIZATION

-PH must expand connectivity to be competitive – Marcos

-Philippines must embrace digitalization – Marcos

-PH digital connectivity ‘still pretty low,’ but doing good — PBBM

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1702264/marcos-jr-says-ph-must-digitalize-to-be-competitive

2. INFLATION

-Marcos: Growth on track amid ‘rampant’ inflation

-Marcos says 8 pct inflation in November was 'out of control,' but adds it was 'imported'

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1702315/marcos-growth-on-track-amid-rampant-inflation

3. SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUND

-PCCI urges gov't to hold off sovereign wealth fund idea

-World Bank ‘more than happy’ to advise Marcos team on Maharlika fund

-Sen. Villanueva says Maharlika fund bill not in Marcos Jr.'s list of priority measures

-Not the right time for sovereign wealth fund–Drilon, Barcelon

-Only excess funds will be invested in Maharlika fund - GSIS

-Bong Go: 'Maharlika Fund needs trustworthy managers'

-Progressive groups oppose creation of Maharlika Wealth Fund

[CNN PHL Online, ABS-CBN News Online, Business Mirror, Manila Times, Daily Guardian] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/12/7/Maharlika-Wealth-Fund-PCCI-hold-off-.html

4. NCAP

-SC suspends, resets to January 24 NCAP oral arguments

-Petitioners vs NCAP, respondents face off in first SC oral arguments

-Gov’t lawyers urge SC to lift TRO vs no-contact apprehension policy

-SolGen Guevarra: NCAP does not violate privacy rights of motorists

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/12/07/2229090/sc-suspends-resets-january-24-ncap-oral-arguments

5. PDEA district chief, 2 other agents nabbed; P9.1M worth of ‘shabu’ seized in Taguig drug sting

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1702372/pdea-district-chief-2-other-agents-nabbed-p9-1-million-worth-of-shabu-seized-in-taguig-drug-sting

 6. DOH COVID-19 VACCINE PROCUREMENT

-DOH open to Senate probe on COVID-19 vaccine deals

-DOH requested COA for audit of Covid-19 vax procurement as early as November 2021—Vergeire

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/853689/doh-open-to-senate-probe-on-covid-19-vaccine-deals/story/

 7. Revilla wants to lower senior citizen age to 56 so they can enjoy benefits sooner

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/12/06/2228996/revilla-wants-lower-senior-citizen-age-56-so-they-can-enjoy-benefits-sooner

8. FAKE NEWS BILL

-PNP wants more defined provisions in 'fake news' bill

-Media orgs express concern over risks of anti-fake news bill

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/06/22/pnp-wants-more-defined-provisions-in-fake-news-bill

9. John Amores receives ‘words of encouragement’ from VP Sara Duterte

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

https://sports.inquirer.net/488928/john-amores-receives-words-of-encouragement-from-vp-sara-duterte

—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—