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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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/10/27/2219674/more-areas-under-signal-no-1-paeng-becomes-tropical-storm

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/10/27/abra-quake-ndrrmc-report-injuries.html

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1685582/davao-samal-bridge-breaks-ground-in-davao-city

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1685603/hontiveros-turns-over-to-pnp-evidence-of-threats-on-percy-lapids-family

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/10/27/Reopening-of-Marcos-estate-tax-case-possible-SC-chief.html

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/27/22/las-pinas-judge-gets-drug-case-vs-remullas-son

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/849429/vergeire-covid-19-cases-may-soar-at-18k-daily-in-nov-dec-if-face-masks-are-removed/story/

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

https://mb.com.ph/2022/10/27/doh-chief-position-not-offered-to-vergeire/

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/849440/voter-registration-to-resume-from-dec-9-to-jan-31-2023-comelec/story/

—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—