(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 - Wednesday, December 21, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

21 December 2022, Wednesday, as of 5PM

1. Marcos vetoes three items in 2023 national budget

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2. Marcos leads groundbreaking of housing project in Nueva Ecija; reaffirms vow to build 1M housing units yearly

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


3. Marcos orders DA to expedite 64,050 metric tons sugar importation

[GMA News Online, ABS-CBN News Online, Inquirer, Daily Guardian, Business Mirror, PhilStar] ©PIA-PMU



-DFA: New Chinese construction in Spratlys violates int'l law

-Philippines 'concerned' over China's reclaimed land in disputed sea

-Marcos must assert PH’s sovereign, legal rights in WPS in state visit to China—Hontiveros

-Dela Rosa: US statement vs China’s swarming in West PHL Sea ‘a welcome development’

[Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News Online, ABS-CBN News Online, Pilipino Star Ngayon] ©PIA-PMU



-CHR concerned by Cimatu conviction, pushes for decriminalization of libel

-Gov’t urged to protect right to expression following journalist Cimatu’s libel conviction

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


6. Jan-Nov budget deficit drops 7% to P1.24T

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


7. LPA unlikely to develop into tropical depression; may still bring rains over Visayas, Mindanao

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


8. Elon Musk says he will step down as Twitter CEO once successor found

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


—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—