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TOP STORIES –Saturday, 09 December 2023

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

As of 4:00 p.m., 09 December 2023, Saturday

 1. Lower inflation, unemployment elate PBBM

- PBBM calls for full recovery of labor market

- PBBM: Measures making PH conducive to trade paying off

[Manila Times, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Star, GMA News, People’s Journal, Abante, Daily Tribune]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/12/09/news/national/marcos-low-inflation-jobless-rates-real/

2. PBBM to Pinoys: Draw inspiration from Immaculate Conception, fortify faith by sharing to poor

[Manila Standard, Inquirer, Philippine Star, Manila Times, Daily Tribune, Pilipino Star Ngayon, People’s Journal, Abante]

https://manilastandard.net/news/314397446/marcos-draw-inspiration-from-virgin-mary.html

3. PBBM recovers from COVID-19, to end isolation on December 10

[Manila Bulletin, Philippine Star, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN Philippines]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/12/9/marcos-recovers-from-covid-19

4. VP Sara Duterte faces 3rd petition over 2022 secret funds

[CNN Philippines, Inquirer, Philippine Star, News5]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/12/9/3rd-petition-to-be-filed-vs-secret-funds.html#google_vignette

5. West Philippine Sea

- China rejects PH House resolution condemning actions in WPS [ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN Philippines, GMA News]

- Chinese ships water cannon PH vessels anew off Scarborough Shoal [GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Manila Times, Manila Bulletin]

- WPS Christmas convoy volunteers arrive in Palawan; convoy to follow PCG advice to avoid confrontation with China [Rappler, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/09/23/china-rejects-ph-house-resolution-on-west-ph-sea

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/890842/chinese-coast-guard-fires-water-canon-at-bfar-vessel-headed-to-scarborough-shoal/story/

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/photos-volunteers-civilian-christmas-convoy-ayungin-arrives-palawan-december-9-2023/

6. DOH to probe unjust firing of 80,000 barangay health workers

[Inquirer, Philippine Star, Daily Tribune, Abante]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1872892/new-village-chiefs-asked-to-reinstall-80k-health-workers-doh-steps-in

7. Search for missing passenger in Isabela plane crash continues

[Manila Bulletin, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/12/9/paf-deploys-troops-to-search-for-missing-light-plane-passenger

8. Big-time rollback in pump prices due next week

[Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippines]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/12/09/2317587/hefty-rollback-pump-prices-seen-next-week

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