(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 30 March 2023) Easterlies affecting the eastern sections of Visayas and Mindanao. 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 - Friday, November 4, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

4 November 2022, Friday, as of 9AM

1. Marcos vows to work with 'steadfast' partner Japan in areas of mutual interest [BusinessWorld, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Times, Philstar, SunStar, ABS-CBN News, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU


2. SWS: 60% of Filipinos in favor of SIM card registration law [Inquirer, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU


3. Free LRT rides for students end Nov. 5 [Abante, Inquirer, Manila Standard, Philstar, CNN PHL] ©PIA-PMU


4. Assistance to 'Paeng' victims:

-DBM: P6.8-B calamity fund available

-Pag-IBIG offers calamity loan for storm victims

-Pimentel: Re-channel non-essential expenditures to calamity response

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Philstar, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU


5. DOH reports 782 new COVID-19 cases, less than 1,000 for 3rd day [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU


6. 21 illegal Chinese POGO workers deported [CNN PHL, Inquirer, Philstar] ©PIA-PMU


7. Bangsamoro gov’t declares Nov. 7 a special holiday in BARMM [Remate, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU


8. NPA force:

-From 89 in 2018, AFP says NPA guerrilla fronts now reduced to 24

-AFP chief: Active communist guerilla fronts down to 5

-NPA only has around 1,800 firearms in its arsenal — AFP chief

[CNN PHL, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU


 —Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—