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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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/weather/848525/lpa-now-tropical-depression-obet-shear-line-to-bring-rains-over-batanes-3-areas/story/

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

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https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/10/18/DOH-guidelines-Sinovac-vaccine-kids-6-to-17.html

 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

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https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/18/22/doh-18000-daily-covid-cases-possible-by-mid-november

 4. One Health Pass changed to eArrival card—DOH

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

https://mb.com.ph/2022/10/18/one-health-pass-changed-to-earrival-card-doh/

 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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/10/19/Batangas-outbreak-HFMD-100-children.html

 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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/companies/848501/japanese-gaming-tycoon-okada-arrested-in-ph-posts-bail/story/

 7. SC orders Badoy to comment on indirect contempt petition

[ABS-CBN News, PhilStar, News5]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/18/22/sc-orders-badoy-to-comment-on-indirect-contempt-petition

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

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

https://malaya.com.ph/news_news/2-npa-fronts-in-luzon-dismantled/

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

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

https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/10/18/latest-stories/first-lady-liza-marcos-visits-palace-journalists-vows-to-make-press-office-better/1862723

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

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/10/19/Estrada-ponders-ban-on-KDramas.html

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

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/10/19/Padilla-eyes-tariffs-for-foreign-shows-to-boost-PH-showbiz-industry.html

 12. Bato wants more fund research for root crop production

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/19/22/bato-wants-more-fund-research-for-root-crop-production

 —Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—