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TOP STORIES - Thursday, October 13, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

13 October 2022, Thursday, as of 9AM

1. Tropical Depression 'Maymay'

-'Maymay' weakens into LPA, new tropical depression to enter PHL territory

-Cagayan PDRRMO confirms 2 deaths due to 'Maymay'

-Classes in some Luzon areas still suspended today

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/10/13/Maymay-Thursday-updates.html

2. Barangay, SK elections:

-Marcos signs law postponing barangay, SK polls

-Comelec to focus on voter registration, adjust calendar of events amid BSKE postponement

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

https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/10/12/news/marcos-signs-law-postponing-barangay-sk-polls/1862000

3. QC court denies bid to set aside order unblocking Bulatlat website

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/847851/qc-court-denies-bid-to-set-aside-order-unblocking-bulatlat-website/story

4. 'Pantawid' cash grants:

-DSWD to reinstate families delisted from 4Ps

-Imee Marcos sees need to revisit DSWD’s 4Ps

[DZBB, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Rappler, Manila Standard] ©PIA-PMU

https://manilastandard.net/news/314268288/dswd-to-reinstate-families-delisted-from-4ps-program.html

5. COVID-19 infection:

-DOH reports 1,623 new COVID-19 cases, 34 new deaths

-Metro COVID-19 positivity rate drops to 17.3%

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/12/22/doh-reports-1623-new-covid-19-cases-34-new-deaths

6. Monkeypox cases top 70,000 —WHO

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

https://mb.com.ph/2022/10/13/monkeypox-cases-top-70000-who/

7. COA: Duterte spent P4.5 billion confidential funds in 2021 [CNN PHL, Rappler, Philstar] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/10/13/2216253/coa-duterte-spent-p45-billion-confidential-funds-2021

—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—