(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 22 September 2023) Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. 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 Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. Light to moderate winds coming from Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 1.5 meters).

TOP STORIES - Wednesday, January 18, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

18 January 2023, Wednesday, as of 9AM

 1. Marcos at WEF:

-Marcos meets with business tycoons on WEF sidelines, investment pitch gets 'positive response' – Palace

-Marcos at World Economic Forum: PHL seen to grow by 7% in 2023

-Marcos Jr. meets with ex-UK Prime Minister Tony Blair in Davos

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, BusinessWorld, PhilStar]


 2. Maria Ressa cleared of four tax violation charges

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


 3. Galvez admits 'rumblings' within AFP, eyes resolution in March

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


4. COVID-19 infection

-DOH logs 196 COVID-19 infections; active cases at 11,342

-PHL remains prepared should WHO lift the public health emergency on COVID-19

[Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, GMA News, PhilStar]


5. COMELEC records over 1 million voter registrants

[Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]


6. SIM card registration at 12.5% as of Jan. 17 — DICT

[CNN PHL, PhilStar, Manila Bulletin]


7. DOJ junks murder complaint vs. 17 cops in 'Bloody Sunday' raid

[GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News]


8. Plane fares set to go down in Feb on cheaper fuel

[Inquirer, GMA News, BusinessWorld]


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