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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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/10/20/PAGASA-ObetPH.html

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

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/19/22/marcos-jr-leads-san-juanico-bridge-lights-show

3. Marcos appoints new CA, CTA associate justices

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

https://mb.com.ph/2022/10/20/pbbm-appoints-2-ca-1-cta-associate-justices/

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

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/848600/robin-bato-want-marcos-to-name-lwua-head-to-fix-marawi-water-issues/story/

5. BBM to lay out eco plans with business leaders

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

https://tribune.net.ph/2022/10/19/bbm-to-lay-out-eco-plans-with-business-leaders/

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/overseas/10/19/22/putin-declares-martial-law-in-ukraine-regions-russia-says-annexed

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

https://mb.com.ph/2022/10/19/doh-logs-1379-new-cases-of-covid-19/

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/10/19/POPCOM-mother-newborn-health-services.html

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

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/19/22/court-junks-simple-disobedience-case-vs-iloilo-42

10. 100 kg of marijuana seized in Caloocan

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1682438/100-kg-of-marijuana-seized-in-caloocan

—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—