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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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/848307/marcos-picks-paul-soriano-as-presidential-adviser-for-creative-comms/story/

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/10/17/2217353/deped-private-schools-can-hold-hybrid-and-remote-classes-past-november-2

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/848310/deped-set-to-remove-mother-tongue-as-subject-but-will-retain-it-as-medium-of-instruction/story/

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

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/10/17/2217338/law-postponing-barangay-sk-polls-questioned-supreme-court

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

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1680818/senate-panel-suspends-comelec-budget-debates-over-failure-to-submit-documents

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

https://news.tv5.com.ph/breaking/read/wrong-procedure-pnp-conducts-probe-after-journalists-flag-unannounced-visits-to-homes

7. Another round of oil price hikes set this week

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/10/17/oil-price-hikes-Oct-17.html

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/10/17/typhoon-neneng-ndrrmc-report.html

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

https://mb.com.ph/2022/10/17/makabayan-solon-deplores-special-treatment-of-remullas-son-in-drug-case/

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

https://twitter.com/gmanews/status/1581929501994651651

 11. Marawi liberation remembered on 5th anniversary

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/848289/marawi-liberation-remembered-on-5th-anniversary/story/

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

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/848298/coa-qc-is-richest-city-for-second-straight-year/story/

 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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/10/17/22/cash-remittances-up-43-percent-to-272-b-in-august

 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

https://mb.com.ph/2022/10/17/pbbm-skips-das-world-food-day-program-due-to-schedule-conflict/

 13. Magnitude 4.6 quake jolts Eastern Samar — PHIVOLCS

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

https://mb.com.ph/2022/10/17/magnitude-4-6-quake-recorded-offshore-of-eastern-samar-phivolcs/

 —Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—