(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 25 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 135 km West Southwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.1°N, 120.0°E). Meanwhile, another LPA was estimated based on all available data at 880 km East of Eastern Visayas (11.1°N, 133.8°E). 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to Moderate winds coming from Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

TOP STORIES - Tuesday, October 18, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

18 October 2022, Tuesday, as of 5PM

1. Philippines detects 81 Omicron XBB, 193 XBC subvariants [GMA News, Inquirer, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News, PhilStar, Manila Bulletin, DZRH, Rappler] ©PIA-PMU


2. Alleged gunman in Percy Lapid slay surrenders

-Alleged Percy Lapid gunman says P550,000 given for hit

-Percy Lapid's family thanks PNP for suspect's surrender but says further verification needed

-Remulla wants BuCor report on claim that hit order on Percy Lapid came from Bilibid

-Revilla seeks deeper probe into Percy Lapid slay

[Manila Bulletin, GMA News, CNN PHL, PhilStar, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Rappler, Manila Times, Daily Tribune, DZBB, News5] ©PIA-PMU


3. Marcos declares Oct. 31 as special non-working holiday for Undas [GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, PhilStar, ABS-CBN News, Manila Times] ©PIA-PMU


4. PHL economy

-Inflation, exchange rates tackled during Marcos’ meeting with economic team

-Balisacan: Investment pledges during Marcos’ state visits could take time to materialize

-Persistent inflation will reduce GDP growth by 0.6% next year - Balisacan

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


5. Typhoon 'Neneng'

-Neneng leaves nearly P182-M damage to agriculture in Reg. 1, Cayagan province

-NDRRMC: 103,662 individuals affected by Typhoon Neneng-DSWD, LGUs extend close to P8-M worth of relief aid to typhoon Neneng victims

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


6. BSKE postponement:

-SC sets oral arguments on barangay, SK polls postponement case on Oct. 21

-BSKE-COMELEC cuts addt'l BSKE funding request to P2.7B

-Garcia hopes SC will resolve petition vs. BSKE postponement immediately

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


7. Remulla shoots down resignation calls: It will not happen [GMA News, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, PhilStar] ©PIA-PMU


8. BI starts deporting foreigners who worked for illegal POGOs on Oct. 19 [Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU


9. Transport groups file petition for additional P1-P2 rush hour fare charge [ABS-CBN News, PhilStar, GMA News, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU


10. Grab's acquisition of Move It does not need approval: antitrust body [Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, News5] ©PIA-PMU


11. Solon wants Congressional probe on ABS-CBN’s alleged violations reopened [Inquirer, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, PhilStar] ©PIA-PMU


12. Sugar prices

-Bakers mull cutting sweets as white sugar now at 5,000 a sack

-SRA starts selling P70/kg sugar



—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—