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TOP STORIES - Thursday, October 13, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

13 October 2022, Thursday, as of 5PM

1. Weather update

-Tropical depression enters PAR, named ‘Neneng’

-Cagayan braces for more weather disturbances

-Death toll due to Maymay rises to 2 in Cagayan province

-Magat dam releases water due to Maymay

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, CNN PHL, GMA News, News5, DZBB, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, Philstar]            https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/weather/847942/tropical-depression-enters-par-now-called-neneng/story/?just_in

2. De Lima hostage taking update

-Estrada seeks Senate probe into De Lima hostage taking

-Sen Padilla visits de Lima; De Lima says ‘Thank you for your concern and kindness’

[DZBB, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Tribune, Manilla Times]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1679391/senator-estrada-wants-probe-on-security-protocol-at-pnp-custodial-center-after-hostage-incident

3. DOH: COVID-19 variant XBB not yet detected in PHL

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, News5 PH, GMA News, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/10/13/2216411/doh-new-covid-19-subvariant-xbb-not-yet-detected-philippines

4. After 13 years 90% of 4Ps beneficiaries poo after P537B aid [Malaya, One News, GMA News, Rappler]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/847908/coa-90-of-pantawid-beneficiaries-yet-to-rise-above-poverty-despite-years-in-the-program/story/?just_in                

5. Comelec still prepping for postponed brgy, SK polls; suggests term extension

-COMELEC says funding for reopening of voter registration in late November will not come from the P8.5B budget for the conduct of the BSKE

[CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]                       https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/10/13/Comelec-continues-preparations-for-BSKE-suggests-term-extension.html

 6. DICT bats for online SIM registration

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/847925/online-registration-preferred-mode-for-sim-card-registration-says-dict-chief/story/

7. NPA news update

-Army reports new clash with NPA in Negros Oriental town

-CHR looking into killing of 2 soldiers in Eastern Samar clash with suspected NPA rebels

-NPA ‘member’ convicted of rebellion

[GMA News, Philstar, Rappler, Manila Bulletin]

https://twitter.com/rapplerdotcom/status/1580408213962313728

8. AFP, Tesda, DepEd get highest trust ratings – survey

[Manila Times, Mania Bulletin, DZRH]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/10/13/latest-stories/afp-tesda-deped-get-highest-trust-ratings-survey/1862127

9. Philippines votes to condemn Russia's 'illegal annexation' of Ukraine land

[Philstar, Manila Bulletin, Reuters]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/10/13/2216388/philippines-votes-condemn-russias-illegal-annexation-ukraine-land

10. North Korea says it has tested, deployed 'tactical nuclear' cruise missiles

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1679353/north-korea-says-it-practiced-firing-cruise-missiles-able-to-carry-nuclear-weapons 

11. 313 quakes recorded in Bulusan Volcano in past 24 hours

[Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Manila Times]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1679335/313-quakes-recorded-in-bulusan-volcano-in-past-24-hours

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