(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 21 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 135 km West Southwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.1°N, 120.0°E). Meanwhile, another LPA was estimated based on all available data at 880 km East of Eastern Visayas (11.1°N, 133.8°E). 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to Moderate winds coming from Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Friday, September 23, 2022

Grateful PBBM thanks US for 'massive' aid during pandemic

President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Thursday thanked the United States for its "massive" assistance at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marcos made the remark in his first face-to-face meeting with US President Joe Biden in New York City, where the two talked about strengthening Manila and Washington's longstanding alliance.

"Again, we would like to thank the United States for the massive help that we received during the pandemic. We had the provision of up to 35 — almost 36 million doses of vaccines very early on, ahead of some of the other countries. And for that, we are very, very grateful," Marcos told Biden.

Marcos, who hailed the 100-plus-year-old relationship between the Philippines and the US, also noted the role of the United States in maintaining peace in the region.

"But the role of the United States in maintaining the peace in our region is something that is much appreciated by all the countries in the regions and the Philippines especially," said Marcos. "We continue to look to the United States for that continuing partnership and the maintenance of peace in our region."

Biden, meanwhile, said the foundations are strong in the U.S.-Philippine alliance, "which is of critical importance."

"And we have strong ties, including millions of Filipino Americans who are very proud of their ancestry and desperately want us to continue to have a strong relationship," said Biden. "For decades, the alliance has strengthened both of us, I believe."

Marcos met Biden on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, where the Philippine leader took note of the rich-poor divide and called for action on inequality and climate change. (PND)