(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 01 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 - Tuesday, January 3, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

3 January 2023, Tuesday, as of 9AM

1. Marcos leaves for China state visit [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, One News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


2. PhilHealth fee hike suspension:

-Marcos orders PhilHealth to suspend premium rate hike —Palace

-DOH, PhilHealth welcome premium rate hike suspension

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


3. PHL airspace shutdown:

-Palace says PHL airspace shutdown being probed

-Senate to look into shutdown of PHL airspace on New Year’s Day

-Salceda seeks compensation for passengers affected by air traffic system outage

-Backup needed for Naia’s ‘outdated’ equipment —DOTr

-Marcos could ‘use’ NAIA mess to justify its privatization — party-list groups

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


4. Marcos, Duterte drop vlog on New Year’s day amid NAIA air traffic fiasco [Manila Bulletin, Interaksyon]


5. New Year injuries jump to 211 —DOH [GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Inquirer]


6. COVID-19 pandemic:

-DOH: 3,458 new COVID-19 cases recorded in the past week

-PHL records 464 COVID-19 cases on New Year’s Day

-PHL health protocols remain effective vs Covid-19, DOH reiterates

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


7. Over 11M SIM registered so far — NTC [GMA News, CNN PHL]


8. Fuel price hike: P2.90 for gas, P2.10 for diesel [ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Philstar]


9. LPA outside PAR unlikely to develop into cyclone — PAGASA [CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer]


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