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TOP STORIES –Saturday, 02 December 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online and print media monitoring)

As of 4:00 p.m., 02 December 2023, Saturday

1. China executes 2 Filipinos for drug trafficking

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Rappler]

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/china-executes-filipinos-drug-trafficking-november-2023/

2. Marcos urges world leaders to support PHL bid to host 'Loss and Damage Fund'

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Manila Times]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/12/02/news/marcos-urges-world-leaders-to-support-ph-bid-to-host-loss-and-damage-fund/1922471

3. Marcos vows to ensure safe release of 17 Filipino hostages

[BusinessMirror, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, People’s Journal, Pilipino Star NGAYON, The Philippine STAR, Philippine Daily Inquirer]

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/223749/marcos-vows-to-ensure-safe-release-of-17-pinoy-hostages

4. PBBM vows to make up for canceled Dubai trip

[Abante, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine STAR, Daily Tribune]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/12/bbm-vows-to-make-up-for-canceled-dubai-trip/

5. Marcos thanks OP workers with Malacañang family day

[Manila Bulletin, Philstar, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/02/23/marcos-thanks-op-workers-with-malacanang-family-day

6. Marcos signs into law Caregiver Welfare Act

[Abante, Manila Bulletin, BusinessMirror, The Philippine Star, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/890143/marcos-signs-into-law-caregiver-welfare-act/story/

7. DOH cautions public against 'walking pneumonia'

[Inquirer, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/12/1/doh-cautions-public-against-walking-pneumonia

8. Galvez to groups: Don't put preconditions on planned peace talks

[Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL] https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/12/2/-No-preconditions-for-peace-talks-with-communist-rebels.html

9. Gasoline, kerosene prices to see slight increase on Dec. 5

[Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/12/02/23/gasoline-kerosene-prices-to-see-slight-increase-on-dec-5

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