(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 - Saturday, October 22, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

22 October 2022, Saturday, as of 4PM

 1. Wind signals lifted, as tropical depression Obet nears PAR exit — PAGASA

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


2. NBI autopsy on alleged middleman in Percy Lapid killing — No gunshot wound, no COVID; possible heart problem

-Percy Lapid investigation to look into how 'middleman' inside BJMP got phone

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


3. Fuel prices forecast to slightly drop next week

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


4. Marcos to lead Masskara Festival culmination, other Bacolod events

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


 5. Marcos Jr., private sector map out food production strategy

[PhilStar, Inquirer, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU


 6. Ex-NTC commissioner Cordoba is new COA chair

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


 7. Journos' security concerns take spotlight at DILG, PNP, media dialogue

[DZRH, Inquirer, GMA News, DWIZ] ©PIA-PMU


8. Philippine housing backlog may reach 10 million by end of Marcos admin, says DHSUD exec

[ABS-CBN News, One News, PhilStar] ©PIA-PMU


9. Garcia: No longer viable to hold barangay, SK polls in December 2022

-Macalintal: Election postponement turns barangay officials into legislative appointees

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


10. Governors, vice govs of split Maguindanao provinces assume posts

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


 —Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—