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TOP STORIES - Monday, October 17, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)        

17 October 2022, Monday, as of 9AM



1. Typhoon Neneng exits PAR; rains still likely in parts of VisMin

-Some LGUs suspends classes today due to Neneng's damage

-DSWD: Over 2,000 individuals affected by Neneng in Ilocos Norte

[CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News, Rappler, GMA News, Inquirer, PhilStar] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/weather/848274/typhoon-neneng-exits-par-rains-still-likely-in-parts-of-vismin/story

2. Cop's visit to journalists' home

-DILG chief apologizes over 'surprise visits' to journalists, calls for dialogue on procedure

-Lawmakers push probe of police media visits

-Estrada: PNP should explain surprise visits to journalists' homes

[CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, PhilStar] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/10/16/DILG-chief-apologizes-over-surprise-visits-to-journalists.html

3. COVID-19 infection

-Philippines reports 2,321 new COVID-19 cases, 33 new deaths

-WHO eyes ending COVID health emergency by end of 2022

-Long COVID at 12 months persists at 18 months – study

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/16/22/ph-reports-2321-new-covid-cases-33-new-deaths

4. Gatchalian files resolution seeking to unlock gas potential in West PH Sea

[Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, CNN PHL] ©PIA-PMU

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/207788/gatchalian-files-resolution-seeking-to-unlock-gas-potential-in-west-ph-sea

5. 16 Thais rescued from forced POGO labor

[Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, BusinessMirror] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/10/17/news/police-rescue-16-thai-pogo-workers/1862566


6. Undas

-MPD inspects Manila cemeteries ahead of Undas

-Manila South Cemetery to implement zero vendor policy during Undas 2022

[Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, PhilStar] ©PIA-PMU

https://mb.com.ph/2022/10/16/mpd-inspects-manila-cemeteries-ahead-of-undas/

—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—