(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 21 February 2024) Easterlies affecting the eastern section of the country. 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. Light to Moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with Slight to Moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

TOP STORIES - Tuesday, January 17, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

17 January 2023, Tuesday, as of 5PM

1. Weather updates:

-2 low pressure areas to bring rains to parts of PHL —PAGASA

-Classes suspended in Oriental Mindoro town due to floods

-NDRRMC validating 14 of 29 reported deaths amid continuous rain

-Northern Samar placed under state of calamity

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


2. Aircraft stalled at NAIA runway, no significant impact on ops; passengers, crew unharmed —MIAA

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


3. 'Abduction' of Cebu activists:

-PNP denies involvement in alleged abduction of Cebu-based activists

-NBI, PNP to look into alleged abduction of activists in Cebu; Victims now safe

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


4. DFA exec grilled over zero acquittal of overseas Filipinos from criminal raps

[GMA News, News5, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Inquirer]


5. Palace says PHL likely grew faster than 6.5 to 7.5 percent target in 2022

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


6. Onion prices:

-Pimentel sees 'price manipulation' behind soaring onion prices

-Onions sold at P700 in markets bought for P8-P15 a kilo from farmers, says agriculturist

-Occidental Mindoro farmers urge gov't to halt onion importation amid harvest season

-Suicide of 5 onion farmers ‘saddens, angers’ Makabayan solon

[ANC Alerts, DZBB, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


7. SRA wants seized smuggled sugar sold at Kadiwa stores

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Malaya]


8. Army probes death of junior officer inside Fort Bonifacio

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News]


9. Tulfo bill wants to amend holiday economics law to allow long weekends

[CNN PHL, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


10. Sandra Cam released from PNP Custodial Center

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Philstar, Inquirer]


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