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TOP STORIES - Friday, October 21, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES  (from online news monitoring)

21 October 2022, Friday, as of 9AM

 1. Tropical depression Obet accelerates on way to northern Luzon [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Rappler, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/21/22/obet-accelerates-en-route-to-northern-luzon

2. PAGASA declares onset of 'amihan' season [Philstar, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/10/20/PAGASA-onset-Amihan-season-.html

 3. Percy Lapid's death:

-Brother laments death of 'middleman' in Percy Lapid's slay

-PNP says there were 2 middlemen in Percy Lapid killing

[Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, One News, Philstar, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/20/22/percy-lapids-brother-laments-death-of-middleman-in-broadcasters-slay

4. Agriculture:

-PBBM staying put at DA: Restoring good system ‘will not be easy,’ it will take time

-Marcos to leave DA chief post only if structural changes made

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, One News, Business Mirror] ©PIA-PMU

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2022/10/20/pbbm-staying-put-at-da-restoring-good-system-will-not-be-easy-it-will-take-time/

5. Marcos appoints ex-SAF commander Lazo as new PDEA chief [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/10/21/marcos-appoints-new-pdea-chief-lazo.html

6. Marcos to name DOH chief once country’s COVID-19 situation ‘normalizes’ [GMA News, Manila Times, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU

https://mb.com.ph/2022/10/20/marcos-to-name-doh-chief-once-countrys-covid-19-situation-normalizes

7. Philippines reports 2,227 new COVID cases, 44 deaths [Inquirer, GMA News, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/20/22/philippines-reports-2227-new-covid-cases-44-deaths

8. PBBM affirms Duterte administration decision to drop Russian choppers deal [ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Business Mirror] ©PIA-PMU

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2022/10/21/pbbm-affirms-duterte-administration-decision-to-drop-russian-choppers-deal/

9. Pangasinan bridge collapses; 4 injured [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Philstar] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2022/10/21/2218128/pangasinan-bridge-collapses-4-injured

—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—