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TOP STORIES –Tuesday, 05 December 2023

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

As of 5:00 p.m., 05 December 2023, Tuesday

1. NDFP peace talks 

-‘Agreement with the devil’: VP Sara against Marcos’ rebel amnesty grant, NDFP peace talks

-House party leaders pledge ‘unwavering support’ for Marcos Jr.’s peace initiative 

Abalos reaffirms support to NTF-ELCAC

[Philstar, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, Business World, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, Rappler, CNN PHL, News5, Bulgar, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/12/4/duterte-disagrees-marcos-rebel-amnesty-ndfp-peace-talks.html

2. PH inflation slows further, moves closer to target

[GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Business Mirror, DZBB, CNN PHL, Rappler, BusinessWorld, Business Mirror, Manila Times]

https://business.inquirer.net/435390/ph-inflation-slows-further-moves-closer-to-target

3. Marcos tests positive for COVID-19

[GMA News, Rappler, Philstar, Inquirer, CNN Philippines, Business World, Manila Times, Reuters, Daily Tribune]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/12/05/2316620/marcos-tests-positive-covid-19-again

4. MARAWI BLAST:

-Marcos vows to go after terrorists behind Marawi bombing

-NCRPO raises alert, focuses on possible threats mimicking Marawi siege

-Persons of interest in MSU bomb attack now at least 4—PNP

-Senate sets closed-door security briefing after MSU terror attack

-No need for Mindanao martial law after MSU bombing – 2 House reps

-Muslim leaders condemn MSU bomb attack  

-AFP launches massive operation vs bombers 

[Philstar, Manila Standard, Malaya, CNN PHL, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Manila Times, Business Mirror]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/12/05/news/marcos-vows-to-go-after-terrorists-behind-marawi-bombing

5. PROBE ON SMNI OPS:

-NTC urged to suspend SMNI’s operations for alleged franchise violations

-House jails SMNI host Celiz who said Speaker spent P1.8B in trips in 1 year

-House cites SMNI anchor Jeffrey Celiz in contempts on P1.8B trip spending in one year

[CNN PHL, Manila Times, Business Mirror, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Rappler, News5]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/12/4/ntc-smni-alleged-franchise-violations.html

6. CA panel recommends Herbosa’s appointment as Health Secretary

[Inquirer, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/890403/ted-herbosa-gets-ca-panel-nod-as-doh-secretary

7. BAR RESULTS:

-3,812 out of 10,387 pass 2023 Bar exams; UST grad tops 2023 Bar exams

-Pres. Marcos to Bar passers: Ensure fair justice system for every Filipino

[Inquirer, Malaya, GMA News, CNN PHL, News5, ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Daily Tribune, Rappler]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/890408/3-812-applicants-pass-2023-bar-exams/story/?just_in

8. Rescuers find missing Piper plane in Isabela

[Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Rappler, CNN PHL, Philstar, Manila Times]

https://www.rappler.com/nation/luzon/missing-light-plane-isabela-found/

9. De Lima named as Liberal Party spox

[CNN Philippines, News5PH, GMA News, Rappler] https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/12/5/de-lima-liberal-party-spokesperson.html

10. No 'walking pneumonia' outbreak in PH: Health chief

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, GMA News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/05/23/no-walking-pneumonia-outbreak-in-ph-health-chief

11.  Magnitude 5.9 earthquake jolted Lubang in Occidental Mindoro

[News5, DZRH, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL]

https://twitter.com/cnnphilippines/status/1731961835929354335

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