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TOP STORIES - Monday, November 21, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

21 November 2022, Monday, as of 5PM


-US VP Harris reaffirms ties with PH in meeting with Marcos

-Marcos tells Harris: PH-US ties now more important

-Rodriguez offers interpretation of Harris visit to PH

-VP Harris lauds ‘multifaceted’ US-PH relationship

-PH-US ties strengthened under Marcos’ leadership — VP Harris

-Security expert: China closely watching outcome of US VP Harris’ visit to the Philippines

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2. US VP Harris vows 'unwavering' commitment to Philippines

[PhilStar, Daily Tribune, CNN PHL Online, Rappler, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU




3. US gives additional $5-M COVID funds for vaccine rollout in PH

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


4. Marcos: American VP Harris’ visit a very strong symbol of solid PH-US ties

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


5. Harris tells Marcos: Attacks vs. PH in South China Sea will invoke US mutual defense commitments

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



-Chinese vessel ‘forcefully’ took unidentified floating object in vicinity of Pag-asa Island, military says

-Full review assured on latest incident between PH Navy, Chinese Coast Guard  — DFA

-Blasts heard in Pag-asa Island after PH, China sea encounter

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


7. US VP Harris to launch civil nuclear deal with Manila

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


8. Protests greet VP Harris in visit to Manila

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


9. Philippines records 8,004 new COVID cases, 93 deaths in past week

[ABS-CBN News Online, Rappler, PhilStar] ©PIA-PMU


10. Pump price rollback set Tuesday

[Manila Times, GMA News Online, ABS-CBN News Online, CNN PHL: Online, News5, PhilStar, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU


11. Bantag’s lawyer receives suspended BuCor chief's subpoena over Percy Lapid case

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


12. House tax body chief Salceda downplays rumors he'll replace Finance chief Diokno

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


13. Senate panel OKs granting of Philippine citizenship to Justin Brownlee

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


 14. Hong Kong leader tests positive for Covid on return from APEC

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


 15. Tremors felt in Indonesia capital after earthquake in West Java

[Rappler, GMA News Online, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU


 —Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—