(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).


TOP STORIES - Friday, December 16, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring) 

16 December 2022, Friday, as of 5PM

1. Marcos signs P5.268-trillion national budget for 2023

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/854687/marcos-signs-p5-268-trillion-national-budget-for-2023/story/?just_in

2. Maharlika fund bill

-Zubiri: Senate hearings on Maharlika Fund bill might start mid-February

-Hontiveros: Gov’t must pass urgent measures to lower food prices instead of Maharlika Investment Fund

-Senators vow thorough review of Maharlika fund proposal: ‘Haste makes waste’

-Pimentel: Senate should not rush passage of Maharlika Bill

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/854672/zubiri-senate-hearings-on-maharlika-fund-bill-might-start-mid-february/story/

3. Marcos signs EO on DBP dividend rate adjustment

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

https://mb.com.ph/2022/12/16/marcos-signs-eo-on-dbp-dividend-rate-adjustment/

4. West PHL Sea

-Imee Marcos: Hasten crafting of South China Sea Code of Conduct to prevent ‘unnecessary’ incidents in WPS

-Tolentino: China's violations very glaring, threat to PHL territorial sea, sovereignty

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/854676/imee-marcos-hasten-crafting-of-south-china-sea-code-of-conduct-to-prevent-unnecessary-incidents-in-wps/story/

5. Deped forms panel to investigate 'maternity leave' scam

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/16/22/deped-forms-panel-to-investigate-maternity-leave-scam

6. OCTA: Metro Manila positivity rate down to 14.3%

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/12/16/2231221/octa-metro-manila-positivity-rate-down-143

7. LRT-1 to shorten train operations on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

[CNN PHL, GMA News, PhilStar] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/12/16/2231222/lrt-1-shorten-train-operations-christmas-eve-new-years-eve

—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—