(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 01 March 2024) Northeast Monsoon affecting 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. Moderate to strong winds coming from Northeast to East will prevail with moderate to rough seas (1.2 to 2.8 meters).

TOP STORIES - Thursday, October 27, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

27 October 2022, Thursday, as of 5PM

1. Weather update:

-More areas under Signal No. 1 as 'Paeng' becomes tropical storm

-Evacuation starts in Camarines Sur as 'Paeng' intensifies

-Classes suspended in Bicol due to Paeng

-Sea trips en route to Northern Samar, Romblon suspended due to 'Paeng'

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, News5, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, Philstar] ©PIA-PMU


2. Abra quake:

-At least 44 hurt, over 18K families affected by Abra quake —NDRRMC

-PHIVOLCS: 600 aftershocks recorded after strong Abra quake

-Damage to Ilocos Norte hospital ‘worst’ after magnitude 6.4 quake, says gov

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


3. Samal-Davao bridge project:

-Marcos leads Samal-Davao bridge groundbreaking; Chinese envoy joins

-Marcos says bridge project to develop economy, tourism in Davao, Samal

-Marcos lauds ex-President Duterte for Samal-Davao connector

-Marcos lauds China Communist Party Congress, vows to bring closer Manila and Beijing

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, Rappler, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU


4. Percy Lapid slay:

-Hontiveros turns over evidence of threats on Percy Lapid’s family to PNP

-DOJ investigating possibility that ‘middleman’s’ death may be murder

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


5. Reopening of Marcos heirs' 203-B estate tax case possible SC chief [Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL] ©PIA-PMU


6. Drug case vs justice secretary's son raffled off [Abante, News5, GMA News, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU


7. COVID-19 cases may soar at 18K daily in Nov-Dec if face masks are removed —DOH [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU


8. DOH secretary:

-DOH chief position not offered to Vergeire

-Vergeire says ex-PNP chief Cascolan 'very qualified' for DOH post

[Manila Bulletin, News5, GMA News, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU


9. Voter registration to resume from Dec. 9 to Jan. 31, 2023 — COMELEC [Manila Bulletin, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU


—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—