(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 - Friday, October 28, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

28 October 2022, Friday, as of 5PM

1. ‘Paeng’ may make landfall in Catanduanes on Saturday; 13 provinces now under Signal No. 2 [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, Rappler, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU


2. At least 31 reported dead in Maguindanao del Norte due to 'Paeng', BARMM official says [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL] ©PIA-PMU


3. Undas 2022:

-Passengers flock to NAIA as Undas observance nears

-Terminal 3 passengers peaked at 25,000 Friday morning

-4,000 cops to secure cemeteries, columbaria in Quezon City

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU


4. Mactan-Cebu airport resumes full operations [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Rappler] ©PIA-PMU


5. Marcos inspects land dev’t, housing project in Marikina [ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU


6. Private hospitals group fears possible COVID-19 surge with eased health protocols [CNN PHL, GMA News, Interaksyon, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU


7. Health workers’ group opposes appointment of ex-top cop in health department [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, News5] ©PIA-PMU


8. Ex-BuCor OIC Ragos testifies, affirms recantation at De Lima trial; De Lima's medical furlough approved [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU


9. Hontiveros: China’s stubborn growing occupation in West PH Sea ‘angering’ [CNN PHL, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU


—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—