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TOP STORIES - Sunday, October 16, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)     

16 October 2022, Sunday, as of 4PM

1. WEATHER

-Neneng now a typhoon; Signal no. 3 still up over western part of Babuyan Islands

-Pre-emptive evacuation of Barangay Taytay in Baggao town ordered

-Neneng causes landslides, flooding, power outage in Cagayan

-Soil erosion due to ‘Neneng’ closes some roads in Northern Luzon

-171 families flee as Neneng causes floods in Cagayan

-DSWD: P8 million fund on standby for those affected by Neneng

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/16/22/neneng-now-a-typhoon-after-extreme-rapid-intensification

 2. Marcos assures gov’t aid to ‘Neneng’-hit provinces

[Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, GMA News Online] ©PIA-PMU

https://mb.com.ph/2022/10/16/marcos-to-neneng-hit-provinces-help-is-on-the-way/

 3. NCRPO MEDIA VISITS

-Cop’s visit to journalist’s home stirs media unease

-NCRPO apologizes, tells commanders to refrain from visiting journalists’ home

-Makabayan solon seeks probe on police visits to journalists’ home

-PNP to release policies on how to deal with journalists amid house visit issue

-Eastern Police District defends visits to journalists’ homes

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1680364/cops-visit-to-journos-home-stirs-media-unease       

4. Davao prosecutors trash Quiboloy cyber libel complaint vs Pacquiao

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

https://www.rappler.com/nation/mindanao/davao-prosecutors-trash-quiboloy-cyber-libel-complaint-pacquiao

 5. DOJ SEC. REMULLA’S SON ARREST

-Remulla son won’t be tested for drugs; ‘not material’ to case

-No VIP treatment for Remulla's son – PDEA

- Kabataan Party-list vows to be vigilant on Remulla son’s case

-Lawyer warns justice system collapse if faith in DOJ is lost

-Remulla to pursue judicial reforms amid son’s arrest on drug charges

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune] ©PIA-PMU

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1680365/remulla-son-wont-be-tested-for-drugs-not-

material-to-case

6. DOH logs 2,367 new COVID-19 infections, active cases hit 26,404

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/15/22/doh-reports-2367-new-covid-19-cases-38-deaths

7. COVID-19 subvariant XBB

-Omicron subvariant XBB may be in Philippines already due to open borders —health expert

-Entry of new subvariants a matter of time – OCTA

-COVID-19 subvariant XBB not cause for concern, but public urged to remain vigilant – expert

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/848217/omicron-subvariant-xbb-may-be-in-philippines-already-due-to-open-borders-health-expert/story/?just_in

8. Xi Jinping opens 20th congress of China’s ruling Communist Party

-China’s Xi says full control over Hong Kong achieved, determined on Taiwan

-China will ‘never commit to abandoning the use of force’ on Taiwan–Xi Jinping

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

https://www.philstar.com/world/2022/10/16/2217111/chinas-communist-party-congress-opens-endorse-xis-rule

 —Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—