(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 22 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 135 km West Southwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.1°N, 120.0°E). Meanwhile, another LPA was estimated based on all available data at 880 km East of Eastern Visayas (11.1°N, 133.8°E). 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 cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. 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 Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).


TOP STORIES – Friday, February 17, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

17 February 2023, Friday, as of 5PM

1. Marcos foreign trips generate P3.48 trillion in investment pledges [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, News5, Rappler, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1731306/marcos-foreign-trips-generate-p3-48-trillion-in-investment-pledges

2. BuCor eyes new HQ at Masungi Georeserve as it claims land ownership [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Rappler, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1731268/bucor-plans-to-build-headquarters-in-masungi-not-relocation-of-new-bilibid-prison

3. PHL says China destabilizing peace in West Philippine Sea [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Rappler, CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/861151/dfa-china-destabilizing-peace-in-west-philippine-sea/story/ 

4. PCG ship challenges Vietnamese fishing vessel off Recto Bank [DZBB, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/02/17/pcg-ship-challenges-vietnamese-fishing-vessel-off-recto-bank/

5. LRT-1 resumes full operations after electrical hitch [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, News5, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1731260/lrt-1-resumes-full-operations-after-electrical-hitch

6. Police release wanted poster of six suspects behind missing ‘sabungeros’ in Manila Arena [DZBB, Inquirer, Philstar, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/861171/police-release-wanted-poster-of-six-suspects-behind-missing-sabungeros-in-manila-arena/story/ 

7. Census: 

-4 out of 10 persons in PHL were never married —PSA

-PSA: 2020 saw 12.66 million PHL common-law partners

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1731347/psa-in-2020-the-number-of-filipino-singles-dropped-to-34-6-million

8. Over 22 million digital national IDs issued so far —PSA [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1731311/over-22-million-digital-national-ids-issued-so-far-psa 

9. De Lima supporters hold Mass for her freedom [ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Rappler]

https://www.rappler.com/nation/video-leila-de-lima-supporters-hold-mass-end-detention-february-17-2023/

10. Fire hits Baseco, reaches third alarm

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/02/17/fire-hits-baseco-manila/

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