(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 21 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 - Saturday, February 04, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

04 February 2023, Saturday, as of 4PM

1. EDCA

-AFP upbeat on deal for 4 more EDCA sites in the Philippines

-EDCA sites will be jointly operated by PHL, US – AFP

-ACT slams EDCA on 124th anniversary of PHL-American war: ‘Tila hindi umalis ang mananakop’

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/859666/afp-upbeat-on-deal-for-4-more-edca-sites-in-the-philippines/story/?just_in


2. Philippines, US to restart joint patrols in South China Sea

[Manila Bulletin, PhilStar, GMA News, Inquirer]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/02/04/2242528/philippines-us-restart-joint-patrols-south-china-sea


3. New DSWD chief Gatchalian bares priorities

-New DSWD chief wants more social workers, no revamp

-DSWD chief eyes dispersing more disaster response teams across PH

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, PhilStar, DZBB]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/02/04/2242441/new-dswd-chief-wants-more-social-workers-no-revamp


4. ICC 'drug war' probe

-'You can hang me,' Bato says if proven guilty by PHL court, not ICC, over drug war deaths

-Bong Go: PHL’s justice system works despite ICC’s drug war probe reopening

-Fortun: Government probe on Kian sloppy

[Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, PhilStar]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/video/news/02/04/23/you-can-hang-me-bato-says-if-found-guilty-over-drug-war-deaths


5. After 3 straight hikes, oil prices set to drop by P2 next week

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/02/04/23/oil-prices-set-to-drop-by-p2-next-week


6. MMDA releases list of common traffic violations under single-ticketing system in NCR

[PhilStar, Manila Bulletin, One News]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/02/04/common-traffic-violations-covered-by-single-ticketing-system-in-ncr-released/


7. Parents of kids with disabilities to get P2,000 monthly ‘ayuda’ under House bill

[Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Inquirer]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/02/04/parents-of-kids-with-disabilities-to-get-p2000-monthly-ayuda-under-house-bill/


8. Hontiveros to DTI, DA: Build more cold storage units for farmers

[CNN PHL, Inquirer, RMN News]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1725322/hontiveros-to-dti-da-build-more-cold-storage-units-for-farmers

9. Chinese spy balloon ‘transits’ Latin America after first craft flies over US

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/02/04/chinese-spy-balloon-transits-latin-america-after-first-craft-flies-over-us/

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