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TOP STORIES – Monday, May 22, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

22 May 2023, Monday, as of 9:00 a.m.

1. Fire hits Manila Central Post Office, highest alarm raised [DZBB, DZMM, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


2. Fire hits residential area in Quezon City's Old Capitol Site [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]


3. COVID-19 pandemic:

-PHL detects 7 more cases of 'Arcturus'; total now at 11

-DOH logs 1,912 new COVID-19 cases; active cases dip to 16,422

-PHL COVID-19 positivity rate at 24.3 percent

-Sen. Villanueva tests positive for COVID-19

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


4. PAGASA monitoring potential 'super typhoon' outside PAR [ABS-CBN News, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]


5. President Marcos reorganizes task force tackling hunger [GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar]


6. Romualdez says House 'in order,' shuns 'moves to destabilize' [Inquirer, Manila Standard, Philstar, ABS-CBN News]


7. Makabayan 'dismayed' with Senate's MIF Bill as this contentious provision returns [GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


8. Four more ‘NPA rebels’ killed as Negros clashes continue [Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, Philstar] https://www.philstar.com/nation/2023/05/22/2267997/4-more-npa-rebels-killed-negros-clashes-continue

9. Belmonte, Singson emerge as top performing city mayors [Manila Standard, Philstar, Inquirer]


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