(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 05 March 2024) Northeast Monsoon affecting 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 to Easterlies/Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds coming from Northeast to East will prevail with moderate to rough seas (1.2 to 2.8 meters).

TOP STORIES - Thursday, January 5, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

5 January 2023, Thursday, as of 5PM

1. PNP chief Azurin, other top officials submit courtesy resignations

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


2. Marcos state visit to China

-Marcos invites Xi Jinping to visit PHL

-China, PHL sign tourism cooperation deal

-First Lady visits museum with Xi’s wife

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Rappler, News5, DZBB, Manila Bulletin]


3. Most Filipinos want Marcos to ‘work with’ US, Japan to defend West PHL Sea – survey

[Inquirer, GMA News, PhilStar]


4. Afternoon classes in some areas suspended due to bad weather

-Floods, landslides force evacuation in Bicol

-DepEd: Mindanao schools need P409-M for repairs due to shear line, LPA

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


5. Rising onion prices

-Makabayan lawmakers seek House probe into rising onion prices

-DA: ‘Out of control’ rise in price of onion may force PHL to import

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer]


6. Fireworks injuries rise to 291, with 14 new cases - DOH

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer]


7. Macasaet takes oath as SSS acting president and CEO

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


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