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TOP STORIES - Thursday, November 17, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

17 November 2022, Thursday, as of 5PM

1. APEC 2022

-Marcos attend APEC CEO Summit

-‘Best politics is to perform,’ says Marcos

-Marcos warns of looming ‘dark clouds’ of food security, climate change

-Marcos zeroes in on 3 ‘serious global problems’ at APEC leaders meeting

-Marcos urges APEC: Uphold peace in Asia-Pacific to resolve rising prices, supply chain woes

-Marcos expected to tackle West Philippine Sea in bilateral talk with Xi

-Renewables to supply half of PH power needs by 2040, Marcos tells APEC leaders

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

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/208412/best-politics-is-to-perform-says-marcos

2. Marcos woos Thailand’s CP Group to invest in PPPs

-PH to gain new investments from Thailand’s CP Group

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/851736/marcos-woos-thailand-s-cp-group-to-invest-in-ppps/story/?just_in

3. BSP raise interest rates by 75 basis points

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/business/2022/11/17/BSP-hikes-interest-rates.html

4. PH HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION

-Marcos committed to strengthening accountability mechanisms — Remulla

-CHR lauds PH’s participation in periodic review of human rights issues by UNHRC

-Remulla to UNHRC: ‘PH gov’t has no state policy to attack human rights defenders, lawyers, media’

-Philippines accepted 200 recommendations in human rights review —Remulla

-Koko twits Remulla over claim that PH has 'no culture of impunity'

-Before UNHRC, Remulla denies claims of shrinking civic, media spaces

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/851725/marcos-committed-to-strengthening-accountability-mechanisms-remulla/story/?just_in

5. Tulfo, Villar argue on developers converting farmlands into residential spaces

[CNN PHL Online, News 5, ABS-CBN News Online, PhilStar, GMA News Online, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU

https://news.tv5.com.ph/breaking/read/rooted-issue-tulfo-villar-get-heated-on-converting-farmlands-into-subdivisions-commercial-spaces

6. Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity rate declining at ‘slower rate’, says OCTA

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

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2022/11/17/2224500/octa-ncr-positivity-rate-decreased-74-could-be-plateauing

7. Former NTF-ELCAC spox Badoy counters indirect contempt bid

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/851747/former-ntf-elcac-spox-badoy-counters-indirect-contempt-bid/story/?just_in

8. Coast Guard to welcome US VP Harris on BRP Teresa Magbanua

-US vice president’s Palawan visit no effect on WPS situation - official

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/11/17/2224504/coast-guard-welcome-us-vp-harris-brp-teresa-magbanua

9. MWSS approve proposed water rate increase for Manila Water and Maynilad

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/11/17/22/hirit-na-dagdag-singil-ng-maynilad-manila-water-lusot-na

10.  Govt to toll out SIM registration law by Dec 27, IRR out on Dec 12

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

https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/11/17/latest-stories/govt-to-toll-out-sim-registrationlaw-by-dec-27-irr-out-on-dec-12/1866691

11. Bantag says he has yet to receive subpoena over Percy Lapid slay

-PNP to Bantag’s lawyer: Help us deliver subpoena at his current address

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/851722/bantag-says-he-has-yet-to-receive-subpoena-for-percy-lapid-slay-probe/story/?just_in

12. N. Korea fires missile hours after warning of 'fiercer' military response

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/overseas/11/17/22/n-korea-fires-missile-hours-after-warning-of-fiercer-military-response

—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—