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TOP STORIES - Wednesday, October 19, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

19 October 2022, Wednesday, as of 5PM

 1. Percy Lapid slay

-Murder complaint filed vs. self-confessed gunman, 3 others in Percy Lapid slay

-Crime scene walkthrough with alleged gunman matched CCTV footage of Percy Lapid slay —police

-Confessed gunman in Percy Lapid slay had no criminal record - police

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https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/848547/murder-complaint-filed-vs-self-confessed-gunman-3-others-in-percy-lapid-slay/story/

2. Tropical depression 'Obet'

-Obet to bring heavy rains in parts of northern Luzon

-PAGASA may raise wind signals on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning due to cyclone ‘Obet’

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/19/22/obet-to-bring-heavy-rains-in-parts-of-luzon

3.  Magnitude 5.5 quake jolts Matanao, Davao del Sur

[ABS-CBN News, Sunstar, DZMM, CNN PHL, Daily Tribune, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/science/848591/magnitude-5-5-quake-jolts-matanao-davao-del-sur/story/

4. 'Maymay', 'Neneng' damage to agriculture reaches P355.63M

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

https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/10/19/latest-stories/maymay-neneng-damage-to-agriculture-reaches-p35563m/1862842

5. Marcos vows to support PCG’s modernization efforts

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/848546/marcos-vows-to-support-pcg-s-modernization-efforts/story/

6. Sara Duterte: Face-to-face classes ‘best option’ for students

-Face-to-face classes policy stays despite detection of XBB virus subvariant – DepEd

-DepEd: Public schools can also apply for hybrid learning set-ups after Nov. 2

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/848558/sara-duterte-face-to-face-classes-best-option-for-students/story/

7. Philippines begins deporting Chinese workers from unlicensed POGOs

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/19/22/philippines-to-deport-6-ex-pogo-workers

8. Former BuCor OIC to testify again in De Lima drug case

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/10/19/Leila-de-Lima-Rafael-Ragos.html

9. BSP data: September balance of payments deficit biggest in 19 months

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Daily Tribune] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/848569/bsp-data-september-balance-of-payments-deficit-biggest-in-19-months/story/

10. Jinggoy Estrada: Just airing frustration but no plans to suggest ban of K-dramas

[Inquirer, PhilStar, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Rappler] ©PIA-PMU

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1681931/jinggoy-estrada-just-airing-frustration-but-no-plans-to-suggest-ban-of-k-dramas

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