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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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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’

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3.  Magnitude 5.5 quake jolts Matanao, Davao del Sur

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

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


5. Marcos vows to support PCG’s modernization efforts

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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


7. Philippines begins deporting Chinese workers from unlicensed POGOs

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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