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Nearly 100 dead from Severe Tropical Storm Paeng | The wRap

Nearly 100 dead from Severe Tropical Storm Paeng | The wRap
The wRap highlights: Paeng PH, Itaewon crush, and Sarah Geronimo

Today on Rappler – the latest news in the Philippines and around the world:

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says, as of Monday, October 31, the death toll from Severe Tropical Storm Paeng climbs to 98. 

Results from alleged middleman Crisanto ‘Jun’ Villamor’s second autopsy shows he died due to suffocation from a plastic bag. 

South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo promises a thorough investigation into the weekend Halloween crush at the Itaewon district that killed more than 150, many of whom were teenagers.

Luis Inacio Lula da Silva on Sunday narrowly defeats Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro in a runoff election.

Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk fires top executives hoping to avoid hefty severance payouts. Sources say Musk fired Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal and legal chief Vijaya Gadde, as he completes the $44 billion buyout of the social media platform on Thursday.

Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano tell the story of love on a deadline in their upcoming film, ‘An Inconvenient Love.’

Filipino pop star Sarah Geronimo reaches out to her estranged parents on social media. Sarah’s rift with her parents began after she married Matteo Guidicelli in 2019 without their knowledge. — Rappler.com