(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 06 December 2023) Easterlies affecting the eastern section of the country. Northeast Monsoon affecting Extreme Northern Luzon. 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 Easterlies. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. Light to Moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

TOP STORIES – Tuesday, February 14, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring) 

14 February 2023, Tuesday, as of 9AM

 1. Legislative measures:

-Palace says Congress committed to pass Maharlika bill, nine others by June 2

-Cha-cha ‘not a priority’ for PBBM, but solons unfazed

-Villanueva accuses SOGIE bill advocates of same-sex marriage agenda

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, BusinessWorld, One News, Manila Times, Malaya, Philstar, Rappler, Inquirer]


2. West PHL Sea dispute:

-China blames PHL Coast Guard over laser incident near Ayungin Shoal

-US backs Philippines in laser dispute with China

-DND slams latest incident with China in Ayungin

-AFP tells China to restrain forces in the West Philippine Sea

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


3. PHL-Ukraine relations:

-Marcos, Zelenskyy talk about deepening PHL-Ukraine cooperation in first phone call

-Zelensky thanks Marcos for supporting Ukraine

[CNN PHL, GMA News, News5, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


4. DOJ offers P6 million reward for arrest of suspects behind missing sabungeros [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar]


5. DOJ sends Bantag plunder complaint to Ombudsman

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar]


6. Election officer shot dead in Sultan Kudarat; COMELEC condemns killing [Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]


7. DOH: 1,101 new COVID-19 cases logged on Feb. 6-12, up by 9% from previous week [Inquirer, GMA News, CNN PHL]


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