(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 - Thursday, January 19, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

19 January 2023, Thursday, as of 9AM

1. Marcos says South China Sea 'keeps him up at night'

[GMA News, PhilStar, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, Manila Times]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/857899/marcos-says-south-china-sea-keeps-him-up-at-night/story/

2. World Economic Forum at Davos

-'Diversifying PHL financial portfolio': Marcos pitches Maharlika fund in WEF dialogue

-At least 9 int’l firms express interest to invest, expand business in PHL

-Palace denies huge WEF delegation: ‘Only 11 are registered’

[Manila Bulletin, DZBB, GMA News, CNN PHL]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/1/18/Marcos-Maharlika-fund-WEF-Philippines.html

3. Appointees

-Naida Angpin nominated as ambassador to France

-New officials of NFA, GSIS, Intramuros Administration, take oath

[Inquirer, GMA News, DZBB, Manila Standard, Rappler, ABS-CBN News]

https://manilastandard.net/news/314297487/ex-pms-chief-nominated-as-ambassador-to-france.html

4. COMELEC, Smartmatic cleared of data privacy violations in 2022 polls

[GMA News, CNN PHL, Inquirer, PhilStar]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/857857/comelec-smartmatic-cleared-of-data-privacy-violations-in-2022-polls/story/

5. DA mulls importing 450,000 MT of sugar

[Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, PhilStar]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1718319/da-mulls-importing-450000-mt-of-sugar

6. Bulusan volcano now at normal alert level — PHIVOLCS

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1718271/bulusan-volcano-now-at-normal-alert-level-phivolcs

7. COVID-19 infection

-DOH logs 287 new COVID-19 cases; active tally dips to 11,031

-PHL ready should WHO lifts declaration of COVID-19 public health emergency of int’l concern— expert

[Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, GMA News]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/01/18/ph-ready-should-who-lifts-declaration-of-covid-19-public-health-emergency-of-intl-concern-health-expert/

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