(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 09 February 2023) Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur and Dinagat Islands will experience Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to localized thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Moderate to Strong winds coming from Northeast will prevail with Moderate to Rough seas / (1.2 to 2.8 meters).


TOP STORIES - Wednesday, December 28, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

28 December 2022, Wednesday, as of 5PM

1. Sim Card Registration Law

-NTC orders telcos to report details, actions taken to address SIM registration issues

-NTC forms task force to monitor SIM card registration

-SIM registration will not prevent text scams, spams - lawyer

[Inquirer, ANC alerts, DZBB, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/12/28/NTC-telco-order-SIM-registration-issues.html

2. Marcos picks Richard Bachmann as new chief of PHL sports commission: Palace

[News5, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune, PhilStar]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/12/28/22/marcos-picks-dickie-bachmann-as-new-psc-chief-palace

3. DOTr to privatize EDSA carousel to 'conform to international standards'

-DOTr opens additional EDSA carousel bus stop in Tramo in Pasay

[Rappler, DZBB, GMA News, Inquirer, PhilStar] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/12/28/2233828/dotr-privatize-edsa-carousel-conform-international-standards

4. Tourism revenues hit P149 billion under Marcos as of Nov: Palace

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/12/28/22/tourism-revenues-hit-p149-b-under-marcos-palace

5. Davao Provinces brace for heavy rains, flooding as LPA looms

-Donation drives launched for flash flood victims in Mindanao

-China extends sympathies to victims of flooding in Visayas, Mindanao

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1709826/fwd-floods-likely-as-lpa-triggers-heavy-rain

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