(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 01 October 2023) Trough of a Low Pressure Area (LPA) affecting the eastern sections of Visayas and Mindanao. Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 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 Trough of LPA /Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds coming from Southwest to West will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

TOP STORIES - Wednesday, October 19, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

19 October 2022, Wednesday, as of 9AM

 1. LPA now Tropical Depression Obet; shear line to bring rains over Batanes, 3 areas

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


 2. DOH allows use of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine for kids aged 6-17

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


 3. COVID-19 infection

-DOH: 18,000 daily COVID cases possible by mid-November

-DOH logs 1,196 new COVID-19 cases, active tally at 25,039

-DOH supports face-to-face classes amid detection of new COVID-19 variants

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


 4. One Health Pass changed to eArrival card—DOH

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


 5. HFMD cases in Batangas

-Batangas announces outbreak, suspends Nursery to Grade 3 classes till December as HFMD hit 100 children

-DOH investigating HFMD cases in Batangas

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


 6. Kazuo Okada arrested in Manila over takeover of casino, posts bail

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


 7. SC orders Badoy to comment on indirect contempt petition

[ABS-CBN News, PhilStar, News5]


 8. 2 NPA guerilla fronts fall to AFP’s Nolcom troops

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Malaya] ©PIA-PMU


 9. First Lady Liza Marcos visits Palace journalists, vows to make press office 'better'

[Manila Times, PhilStar, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU


 10. Estrada ponders ban on K-dramas, cites need to support local shows

[CNN PHL, GMA News, PhilStar, News5] ©PIA-PMU


 11. Padilla eyes tariffs for foreign shows to boost PH showbiz industry

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


 12. Bato wants more fund research for root crop production

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


 —Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—