(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 25 June 2024) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 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 partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 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 Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

TOP STORIES - Thursday, November 17, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

17 November 2022, Thursday, as of 5PM

1. APEC 2022

-Marcos attend APEC CEO Summit

-‘Best politics is to perform,’ says Marcos

-Marcos warns of looming ‘dark clouds’ of food security, climate change

-Marcos zeroes in on 3 ‘serious global problems’ at APEC leaders meeting

-Marcos urges APEC: Uphold peace in Asia-Pacific to resolve rising prices, supply chain woes

-Marcos expected to tackle West Philippine Sea in bilateral talk with Xi

-Renewables to supply half of PH power needs by 2040, Marcos tells APEC leaders

[GMA News Online, ABS-CBN News Online, PhilStar, CNN PHL Online, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, One News, News5] ©PIA-PMU


2. Marcos woos Thailand’s CP Group to invest in PPPs

-PH to gain new investments from Thailand’s CP Group

 [GMA News Online, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL Online, Rappler, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU


3. BSP raise interest rates by 75 basis points

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



-Marcos committed to strengthening accountability mechanisms — Remulla

-CHR lauds PH’s participation in periodic review of human rights issues by UNHRC

-Remulla to UNHRC: ‘PH gov’t has no state policy to attack human rights defenders, lawyers, media’

-Philippines accepted 200 recommendations in human rights review —Remulla

-Koko twits Remulla over claim that PH has 'no culture of impunity'

-Before UNHRC, Remulla denies claims of shrinking civic, media spaces

[Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News Online, GMA News Online, PhilStar] ©PIA-PMU


5. Tulfo, Villar argue on developers converting farmlands into residential spaces

[CNN PHL Online, News 5, ABS-CBN News Online, PhilStar, GMA News Online, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU


6. Metro Manila’s COVID-19 positivity rate declining at ‘slower rate’, says OCTA

[PhilStar, Manila Bulletin, GMA News Online, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU


7. Former NTF-ELCAC spox Badoy counters indirect contempt bid

[GMA News Online, PhilStar, ABS-CBN News Online, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU


8. Coast Guard to welcome US VP Harris on BRP Teresa Magbanua

-US vice president’s Palawan visit no effect on WPS situation - official

[PhilStar, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News Online, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU


9. MWSS approve proposed water rate increase for Manila Water and Maynilad

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


10.  Govt to toll out SIM registration law by Dec 27, IRR out on Dec 12

[Manila Times, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News Online] ©PIA-PMU


11. Bantag says he has yet to receive subpoena over Percy Lapid slay

-PNP to Bantag’s lawyer: Help us deliver subpoena at his current address

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


12. N. Korea fires missile hours after warning of 'fiercer' military response

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


—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—