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TOP STORIES - Wednesday, October 12, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

12 October 2022, Wednesday, as of 9AM

1. Tropical Depression Maymay:

-Signal No. 1 remains hoisted over 6 Luzon areas due to Maymay

-Classes in several Luzon areas suspended due to Maymay

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https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/weather/847748/maymay-continues-slow-southwestward-movement-signal-no-1-remains-hoisted-over-6-areas/story/

2. PHL tourism:

-Chinese Embassy: PHL on tourist blacklist is ‘misinformation’

-Lost in translation? Zubiri clarifies Chinese envoy meant PHL could possibly be blacklisted over POGO

-POGO’s annual contribution to economy accounts for 1% of GDP — Gatchalian

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https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/10/12/Philippines-China-Embassy-tourism-blacklist-POGO.html

3. COVID-19 infection:

-DOH logs 1,554 new COVID-19 cases, over 1,300 more Omicron subvariant cases

-PHL detects 1,308 cases of Omicron offshoots, 94 more Delta cases

-No preferential nod for Omicron COVID-19 jabs — WHO experts

-DOH open to vaccination vs. COVID-19 of children aged four and younger

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

https://mb.com.ph/2022/10/11/doh-logs-1554-new-covid-19-cases-over-1300-more-omicron-subvariant-cases/

4. PH's 4th monkeypox case now recovered —DOH

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https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/10/11/PH-s-4th-monkeypox-case-now-recovered---DOH--.html

 

5. Cholera cases 282% higher than in 2021 —DOH

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1678631/cholera-cases-in-ph-282-higher-this-year-compared-in-2021-doh

6. Fuming Cynthia Villar curses at DENR over reclamation projects

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https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/10/11/2215926/fuming-cynthia-villar-curses-denr-over-reclamation-projects

7. DMW closes down alleged illegal recruitment firm in Makati

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/dispatch/847691/dmw-closes-down-alleged-illegal-recruitment-firm-in-makati/story/

8. Sandro Marcos says peso is weak not because it’s weak: Dollar is just strong now

[News5, Inquirer, DZRH News] ©PIA-PMU

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1678501/sandro-marcos-says-peso-is-weak-not-because-its-weak-dollar-is-just-strong-now

 —Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—