Severe Tropical Storm Maring kills at least 9 in Luzon | Evening wRap

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At least nine people died and 11 are missing due to floods and landslides caused by heavy rain from Severe Tropical Storm Maring in Benguet province and Palawan, Philippines.

Senator Kiko Pangilinan, who is running for vice president in the 2022 elections, says food security, controlling the pandemic, and addressing corruption will be part of his platform in 2022.

A Pulse Asia survey in September shows 48% or around 5 in 10 Filipino adults get their political news from the internet. Of this, 44% or around 4 in 10 Filipino adults cite Facebook as their source.

Ombudsman Samuel Martires clears Wanda Teo, Ben Tulfo, and officials of state broadcaster PTV in a P120-million ad deal flagged by auditors for incomplete documents and conflict of interest.

Singer-songwriter Paul McCartney reveals that Beatles bandmate John Lennon instigated the group’s breakup. – Rappler.com