(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 18 June 2024) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 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 partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 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 Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

TOP STORIES - Thursday, January 5, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

5 January 2023, Thursday, as of 9AM

1. Inflation surges to 8.1% in December —PSA [Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, News5, Rappler, DZBB, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL]


2. Marcos' visit to China:

-Marcos: Xi promised solution to allow Filipinos to fish

in 'natural fishing grounds'

-Marcos, Xi intend to resume oil, gas exploration talks

-PHL, China ink MOU on agriculture, ICT, 12 other deals

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


3. Marcos orders reorganization of Office of President [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Philstar, Rappler, Manila Bulletin]


4. COVID-19 infection:

-DOH: 8 Filipinos who came from China test positive for


-DOH posts 326 new COVID-19 cases; active tally at 11,786

-XBB.1.5 may be 'most transmissible subvariant of Omicron

to date,' scientists warn

-DOH warns public vs. false info on Omicron subvariant XBB

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


5. Weather disturbance:

-LPAs, northeast monsoon bringing rain to much of


-Classes suspended in some Luzon areas on Jan. 5 due to LPA

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


6. BPI says duplicate transactions issue resolved [GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]


7. BI deports 156 unlicensed POGO workers [Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News]


8. Ex-officials of DA, SRA in sugar importation mess absolved [ABS-CBN News, Manila Times, Inquirer]


9. Manila suspends classes, gov't work on Jan. 9 for Black Nazarene activities [Rappler, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


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