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TOP STORIES - Tuesday, November 15, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

15 November 2022, Tuesday, as of 5PM

 1. Percy Lapid slay

-Subpoena on Bantag ‘deemed served,’ state prosecutor says

-Impossible for NBI, PNP to come up with 'drawing investigation' vs. Bantag — Dela Rosa

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/11/15/bantag-subpoena-deemed-served.html

2. 2023 budget

-Senate plenary swiftly approves Ombudsman, Judiciary's 2023 budgets

-Ombudsman told to be ‘model agency’ in reporting confidential funds use

-Senate minority bloc vows to push for realignment of OVP, DepEd confidential funds

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/15/22/senate-plenary-swiftly-oks-ombudsman-judiciary-budgets

3. Marcos tested for COVID-19 after Cambodian PM contracted coronavirus

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https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/851494/marcos-tested-for-covid-19-after-cambodian-pm-contracted-coronavirus/story/?just_in

 4. Bring poverty rate down to 9% by 2028 — Marcos

-Government keen on achieving lowering poverty despite economic woes

[Inquirer, PhilStar, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, News5] ©PIA-PMU

https://mb.com.ph/2022/11/15/bring-poverty-rate-down-to-9-by-2028-marcos/

 5. Bangko Sentral keeps credit card interest rate ceiling at 2 percent per month

[News5, PhilStar, Rappler, Inquirer, GMA News, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/11/15/22/credit-card-interest-ceiling-stays-at-2-pct-per-month-bsp

 6. PHL drops to 80th place in global talent competitiveness index

[CNN PHL, BusinessWorld, One News] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/11/15/ph-global-talent-competitiveness-index.html

 7. New appointments:

-Marcos names Romeo Lumagui as BIR Commissioner

-Eric Tayag named health undersecretary

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https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/15/22/marcos-names-new-bir-chief-palace

 8. COVID-19 nearing endemic phase in PHL—health expert

[Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, DZBB] ©PIA-PMU

https://mb.com.ph/2022/11/15/covid-19-nearing-endemic-phase-in-ph-health-expert/

 9. Customs surpasses 2022 collection target as of November

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/851468/customs-surpasses-2022-collection-target-as-of-november/story/?just_in

 10. OFW cash remittances rose to 2-month high in September — BSP

[Inquirer, GMA News, PhilStar] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/851477/ofw-cash-remittances-rose-to-2-month-high-in-september-bsp/story/?just_in

 11. Estrada slams ‘power tripping’ cop, asks promotion be denied

[Inquirer, CNN PHL, News5] ©PIA-PMU

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1693570/estrada-slams-power-tripping-cop-hopes-he-wont-be-given-chance-to-be-promoted

 12. Agriculture Department: Bataan now bird flu free

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, DZBB] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/851484/agriculture-department-bataan-now-bird-flu-free/story/?just_in

 —Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—