(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 22 March 2023) Ridge of High Pressure Area (HPA) extending over Northern and Central Luzon. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies / Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

TOP STORIES - Wednesday, October 26, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

26 October 2022, Wednesday, as of 5PM

1. Abra quake:

-Marcos says gov't on top of situation after Magnitude 6.4 Abra quake

-Marcos assures there's sufficient aid for Abra quake victims

-NDRRMC: 5 hurt in Abra quake

-436 aftershocks logged after 6.4-magnitude Abra quake

-CAAP: No damage in Northern Luzon airports after quake

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Rappler, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU


2. Cyclone update:

-LPA off eastern Visayas now Tropical Depression Paeng —PAGASA

-NDRRMC on red alert for 'Paeng'

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, DZBB, DZMM, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, Philstar] ©PIA-PMU


3. Percy Lapid slay:

-Marcos not convinced 'middleman' in Percy Lapid slay died of natural causes

-At least 6 persons linked to Lapid case now under custody

-Hontiveros bares threats vs Percy Lapid's family, calls for government protection

[ANC Alerts, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU


4. Marcos defends appointments of Cascolan, Soriano

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Times, Philstar, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU


5. Son of ex-DOTr chief Tugade named acting MIAA general manager [DZBB, DZMM, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU


6. Palace lifts prohibitions on new contracts, disbursements for select gov’t offices [BusinessMirror, BusinessWorld, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU


7. Transmission line downed by tower bombing restored —NGCP [Inquirer, Manila Times, ABS-CBN News, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU


8. PHL budget deficit narrows as revenues outpace expenses [Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU


9. 357 PDLs freed from BuCor’s 6 facilities [ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU


10. Metro Manila COVID-19 cases on downtrend —OCTA [Inquirer, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU


11. Palace: Filled out eArrival Card is no longer mandatory for PH-bound flights [ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU


 —Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—