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TOP STORIES –Monday, 27 November 2023

TOP STORIES (from online and print media monitoring)

As of 4:00 p.m., 27 November 2023, Monday

President Marcos hosts a Christmas party for children during a gift-giving program dubbed ‘Balik Sigla, Bigay Saya’ at the Malacañang grounds yesterday.  Krizjohn Rosales

1. President Marcos holds Christmas gift-giving for children

[Philstar, Manila Standard, Business Mirror, Pilipino Star NGAYON, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, People's Journal, Abante Tonite, Bulgar]  https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/11/27/2314517/president-marcos-holds-christmas-gift-giving-children

2. DFA says Filipino freed by Hamas suffering from trauma, coming home for Christmas [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN Philippines, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/27/23/filipino-freed-by-hamas-coming-home-for-christmas-dfa

3. DMW: 2 Pinoy seafarers onboard another attacked vessel now safe

[CNN Philippines, GMA News, Rappler, Philstar] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/dispatch/889659/2-pinoy-seafarers-in-ship-hijacking-incident-in-gulf-of-aden-now-safe-dmw-says/story/

4. Romualdez, Tulfo conduct price inspections at Farmers Market in Cubao; Speaker warns vs overpricing of noche buena items

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, GMA News, News5PH] https://mb.com.ph/2023/11/27/romualdez-tells-retailers-to-follow-srp-says-noche-buena-items-must-be-affordable

5. ICC DRUG WAR PROBE

- House weaponizing ICC to silence the Dutertes? Dela Rosa says some Filipinos are asking

- Dela Rosa says rejoining ICC needs Senate approval

- ICC probe on crimes vs humanity a must' -- human rights lawyer

[CNN Philippines, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Abante, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune]

 https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/11/27/bato-dela-rosa-house-weaponizing-icc.html

6. WEST PHL SEA:

-Chinese jets shadow Philippine aircraft in West Philippine Sea

-PCG boats used in WPS mission join PH-Japan water cannon, towing drills

-Defense chief cold on PH-China bilateral talks over WPS dispute

-Teodoro: Bilateral talks on WPS issue should only be done if China is sincere

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, CNN Philippines, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/11/27/2314525/chinese-jets-shadow-philippine-aircraft-west-philippine-sea

7. PH lawmakers promote Maharlika Fund to visiting Asia-Pacific solons

[Business Mirror, Philstar, Manila Standard, People's Journal] https://manilastandard.net/news/national/314393649/ph-lawmakers-promote-maharlika-fund-to-visiting-asia-pacific-solons.html

8. Diesel, kerosene price hike set this week

[CNN Philippines, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/11/27/oil-price-adjustments-nov27.html

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