(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 05 June 2023) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of Central and Southern 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 Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming Southwest to West will prevail with Slight to Moderate seas (1.0 to 2.1 meters).

TOP STORIES - Saturday, December 17, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

17 December 2022, Saturday, as of 3PM

1. Sison’s death 

-CPP founder Jose Ma. Sison dies in exile at 83 

-Badoy says Sison’s death signal nearing end of CPP-NDF 

-AFP said on Joma Sison's death, Our disagreement with Prof. Jose Maria Sison ends with his death  

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Rappler, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, CNN PHL, Manila Times, News5] ©PIA-PMU


2. Marcos inspects NFA warehouse, says rice supply sufficient, onion supply problem being addressed

- Marcos: Kadiwa ng Pasko to continue beyond Christmas  

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


3. Marcos orders grant of service incentive, rice allowance to gov't employees 

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


4. Diesel set for at least P2 increase as oil prices hike after 8 weeks

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


5. Lawmakers say House rushed approval of Maharlika fund bill 

-6 lawmakers rejected the Maharlika Fund Bill

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


6.Malaysia landslide 

-PH embassy yet to receive reports of Filipino casualties in Malaysia landslide; death toll rises to 21 

-Malaysia campsite search continues as 12 still missing after deadly landslide

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


7. West Philippine Sea

-PH files diplomatic protest vs China after forcible debris seizure 

-Imee asks for 'cooler heads' amid West PH Sea tension 

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


8. DTI Sec. Pascual takes oath before Marcos 

[News5, GMA News, ABS-DZBN News, Inquirer, DZBB] ©PIA-PMU


9. 120,863 pass October 2022 Licensure Examination for Teachers 

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


10. Cloudy skies, rains prevail in N. Luzon due to ‘amihan’ 

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


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