(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 - Thursday, January 12, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

12 January 2023, Thursday, as of 9AM

1. Marcos taps ex-COA chair Michael Aguinaldo to lead PHL Competition Commission [Inquirer, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/12/23/ex-coa-chief-named-new-ph-competition-commission-head

2. Arroyo says she respects SC decision on 2005 joint exploration deal with China, Vietnam [Manila Bulletin, News5, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/11/23/arroyo-respects-sc-ruling-on-jmsu-with-china-vietnam

3. Ukraine seeking talk with Marcos since June 2022 — diplomat [Business World, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/01/11/ukraine-seeking-talk-with-marcos-since-june-2022-diplomat/

4. Food supplies:

-Villar hits DA corn surplus record, calls the agency ‘Department of Importation’

-DA has until January 13 to explain shortage, ‘price manipulation,’ importation of onions

-Next food concern: DA sets price watch on eggs

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Philstar, Rappler, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/1/12/Villar-hits-DA-corn-surplus-record.html

5. Flood, landslide warnings persist as rains continue to batter Southern Luzon, VisMin [CNN PHL, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/01/12/flood-landslide-warnings-persist-as-rains-continue-to-batter-s-luzon-vismin/

6. Several LGUs announce class suspension due to inclement weather

[CNN PHL, GMA News, News5, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1715615/fwd-list-class-suspensions-for-thursday-january-12-due-to-inclement-weather

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