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TOP STORIES - Tuesday, November 15, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

15 November 2022, Tuesday, as of 9AM

1. Cambodian PM tests positive for COVID-19 days after meeting Marcos, world leaders [Inquirer, News5, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL] ©PIA-PMU


2. House passes PBBM’S priority tax measures:

-4th package of CTRP gets final House approval

-VAT on Netflix, Spotify other digital services approved by House on final reading

-House approves bill imposing excise tax on plastic bags

-Bill reforming taxes on financial services, passive income gets final House nod

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, Business Mirror] ©PIA-PMU


3. New appointments:

-Tugade named new LTO head, Perez to ARTA

-Former Build, Build, Build committee chair now a DICT undersecretary

-Eric Tayag appointed as DOH undersecretary

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


4. DepEd budget:

-Education budget for 2023 hurdles Senate plenary; DepEd welcomes approval

-No 'extraordinarily compelling reason' to give DepEd confidential funds —Hontiveros

-Senate approval of OVP’s P2.3-B budget shows ‘trust’ — VP Sara

-Concerned over ‘grade deflation, salary erosion’, teachers demand higher education budget

-Nearly 420B needed to close 168,000-classroom gap

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


5. Duterte drug war:

-Countries urge Marcos gov’t to fix human rights crisis left by Duterte

-PHL report on rights improvement not convincing, UN review shows

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


6. Philippines registers 9,069 new COVID-19 cases from November 7-13 [Inquirer, News5, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU


7. Pregnancy/Maternity:

-POPCOM welcomes birth of 'World's 8 billionth symbolic baby' in Tondo

-PHL fertility rate falls to 1.9 children per woman—PSA

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


8. 5 dead, 2 hurt in Navotas fire [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, News5, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU


9. Transportation:

-Libreng Sakay 24/7 operations on EDSA Busway to start December 1 —DOTr

-LRT1 Cavite extension on track to start operations in September 2024

[Malaya, News5, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU


10. Grade 9 student tagged in school bomb threat [GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar] ©PIA-PMU


—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—