(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 - Thursday, October 20, 2022


TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

20 October 2022, Thursday, as of 9AM

1. Tropical Depression 'Obet'

-Signal No. 1 raised in Northern Luzon areas due to Obet

-Tropical Depression Obet may become a storm Friday or Saturday

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


2. Marcos Jr. leads San Juanico Bridge lights show

-Marcos sees San Juanico bridge project to boost tourism in Samar, Leyte

-Marcos Jr. urges LGUs: Pursue programs that will enhance infra

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3. Marcos appoints new CA, CTA associate justices

[CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, DZBB] ©PIA-PMU


4. Robin, Bato want Marcos to name LWUA head to fix Marawi water issues

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


5. BBM to lay out eco plans with business leaders

[Daily Tribune, PhilStar, BusinessWorld] ©PIA-PMU


6. Putin declares martial law in Ukraine regions Russia says annexed

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


7. COVID-19 infection

-DOH logs 1,379 new cases of COVID-19

-WHO says COVID still an international emergency

[Manila Bulletin, PhilStar, Inquirer, DZBB] ©PIA-PMU


8. More Pinays, babies dying of birth complications; POPCOM calls for more accessible maternal, newborn health services

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


9. Iloilo court junks simple disobedience case vs 'Iloilo 42'

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


10. 100 kg of marijuana seized in Caloocan

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


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