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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

 1.US VP KAMALA HARRIS VISIT

-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

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/21/22/us-vp-harris-meets-marcos-reaffirms-us-ph-ties

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

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/11/21/2225419/vp-harris-vows-unwavering-commitment-philippines

 

 

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/21/22/us-gives-additional-5-m-covid-funds-for-vaccine-rollout-in-ph

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

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/208601/fwd-marcos-jr-us-vp-harris-visit-a-very-strong-symbol-of-strong-us-ph-ties

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/852120/harris-tells-marcos-attacks-vs-ph-in-south-china-sea-will-invoke-us-mutual-defense-commitments/story/

6. WEST PHL SEA INCIDENTS

-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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/11/21/pag-asa-island-chinese-coast-guard-unidentified-floating-object.html

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

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

https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/11/21/latest-stories/us-vp-harris-to-launch-civil-nuclear-deal-with-manila/1867183

8. Protests greet VP Harris in visit to Manila

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

https://mb.com.ph/2022/11/21/protests-greet-vp-harris-in-visit-to-manila/

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

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/21/22/doh-8004-covid-cases-93-deaths-logged-in-past-week

10. Pump price rollback set Tuesday

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

https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/11/21/latest-stories/oil-firms-lower-pump-prices/1867188

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/852114/bantag-s-lawyer-receives-suspended-bucor-chief-s-subpoena-over-percy-lapid-case/story/

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/11/21/22/salceda-downplays-rumors-he-will-replace-diokno-in-dof

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

https://sports.inquirer.net/486754/senate-panel-oks-granting-of-philippine-citizenship-to-justin-brownlee

 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

https://www.rappler.com/world/asia-pacific/hong-kong-leader-tests-positive-covid-19-after-apec-summit/

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

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

https://www.rappler.com/world/asia-pacific/indonesia-west-java-earthquake-november-21-2022/

 —Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—