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TOP STORIES - Monday, October 17, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

17 October 2022, Monday, as of 5PM

1. Marcos picks Paul Soriano as Presidential Adviser for Creative Comms

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


2. DepEd: Private schools can hold hybrid and remote classes past November 2

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


3. DepEd set to remove Mother Tongue as subject but will retain it as medium of instruction

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


4. Law postponing Barangay, SK polls questioned before Supreme Court

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


5. Senate panel suspends COMELEC budget debates over failure to submit documents

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


6. Police visits to journalists' home

-Makabayan lawmakers seek probe into PNP’s journalist house visits

-Lagman: Cops visiting journalists unexpectedly is like ‘Oplan Tokhang’

-NCRPO welcomes sanctions if Data Privacy Act violated after cop’s home visit to journalists

[CNN PHL, News5, GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, PhilStar] ©PIA-PMU


7. Another round of oil price hikes set this week

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


8. Typhoon 'Neneng'

-NDRRMC: Over 7,500 families affected by Typhoon Neneng

-Santa Ana town in Cagayan placed under state of calamity due to Neneng

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


9. Remulla’s son drug arrest

-Makabayan solon deplores ‘special treatment’ of Remulla’s son in drug case

-Barbers wants to know how P1.3M ‘kush’ marijuana got past US customs

[Manila Bulletin, GMA News, News5, Rappler] ©PIA-PMU


10. DOH reports 15,315 new COVID-19 cases from October 10 to 16

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


 11. Marawi liberation remembered on 5th anniversary

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


 12. COA: QC is richest city for second straight year

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


 13.  Remittances up 3% to $21 B end Aug. and Peso exchange rate

-Remittance inflows slipped to three-month low in August — BSP

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


 14. World Food Day celebration

-PBBM skips DA’s World Food Day program due to ‘schedule conflict’

-World Food Day 2022: Rising costs keep millions in PH away from healthy diets 

-A cry for cheaper food on World Food Day

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


 13. Magnitude 4.6 quake jolts Eastern Samar — PHIVOLCS

[PhilStar, Manila Bulletin, DWIZ] ©PIA-PMU


 —Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—