(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Saturday, 25 March 2023) Ridge of High Pressure Area (HPA) extending over Northern and Central Luzon. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies / Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

TOP STORIES - Wednesday, September 28, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)     

28 September 2022, Wednesday, as of 9AM

1. ICC prosecutor says 'drug war' probe needed despite government arguments [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, BusinessWorld, Inquirer, Philstar] ©PIA-PMU


2. Senate OKs postponement of 2022 SK, barangay polls on final reading [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU


3. Senate OKs mandatory SIM registration bill [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, BusinessWorld, Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Times, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU


4. World Bank forecasts growth of 6.5% for PHL in 2022 [Malaya, Philstar, BusinessWorld, Business Mirror] ©PIA-PMU


5. Palace says Marcos closely monitoring the weakening of peso [Inquirer, Daily Tribune, Philstar] ©PIA-PMU


6. LPA off extreme northern Luzon forecast to turn into tropical depression [Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, Philstar] ©PIA-PMU


7. Death of 5 Bulacan responders:

-Marcos honors Bulacan rescuers: Their courage will live on

-Resolution honoring heroism of 5 Bulacan rescuers adopted in Senate

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


8. COVID-19 infection:

-1,555 new COVID-19 cases recorded; active tally hits 38,315

-1,238 new Omicron subvariant cases logged

-DOH: Optional face mask use likely a factor in rise of COVID-19 cases

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


9. Former QC assistant prosecutor named as CHR en banc chair [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Philstar, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU


10. P19.6 million cocaine seized at NAIA [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Philstar] ©PIA-PMU


11. 2 dead as Pharmally exec's security guard goes on shooting spree in Forbes Park [CNN PHL, Philstar] ©PIA-PMU


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