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TOP STORIES - Tuesday, October 25, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

25 October 2022, Tuesday, as of 5PM

1. Mask mandate:

-Philippines to make indoor face mask use voluntary

-DOH urges public to assess ‘individual risk’ as easing of indoor mask mandate looms

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


2. No ‘rebranding’ of martial law as ‘DepEd has no time for historical revisionism’ —VP Sara [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, Rappler, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU


3. Percy Lapid slay:

-Sister of 'middleman' in Percy Lapid slay now under witness protection

-Forensic expert Fortun to conduct second autopsy on body of Lapid slay ‘middleman’

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


4. Marcos reappoints Santiago as PPA general manager [DZBB, Daily Tribune, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Times] ©PIA-PMU


5. NGCP tower bombed, parts of Mindanao without power [DZBB, Inquirer, Philstar, Rappler, GMA News, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU


6. LPA off Eastern Visayas may develop into tropical depression within 72 hours [DZBB, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU


7. Around 17% of young Filipinos aged 15 to 24 have thought of suicide —DOH exec [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, News5, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU


8. Business groups support POGO phaseout [Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU


—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—