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Families in Negros Occidental homeless on Christmas | Evening wRap

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Close to 56,000 families in Negros Occidental are spending Christmas Eve knowing they have no homes to return to. As of Friday, December 24, at least 42 persons are confirmed dead and 104 injured because of Typhoon Odette, international name Rai.

The Department of Trade and Industry asks delivery service app Lalamove to explain why it is charging a ‘December fee’ of up to P100 for parcel deliveries. This fee is placed on top of the base price and high demand surcharge.

The number of presidential aspirants for the 2022 elections decrease significantly after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) removed names of nuisance candidates on its tentative list of candidates.

The cyberattacks against the websites of newsgroups ABS-CBN News, Rappler, and Vera Files may have been initiated by the same groups. Sweden-based digital forensics nonprofit Qurium Media says the attacks bore the same ‘distinctive’ signatures.

BTS’ Suga tests positive for COVID-19 after returning to South Korea from the United States. A statement by BTS’ management BIGHIT Music announces this December 24. –