(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 23 May 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗘𝗖𝗔𝗦𝗧 𝗪𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗗𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡: 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. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗘𝗖𝗔𝗦𝗧 𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗗 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗖𝗢𝗔𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗟 𝗪𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗗𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡: 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]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1729186/palace-says-congress-committed-to-pass-maharlika-bill-nine-others-by-june-2

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]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/02/14/23/china-blames-ph-coast-guard-over-laser-incident-near-ayungin-shoal

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]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/02/13/marcos-zelenskyy-talk-deepening-ph-ukraine-cooperation-in-first-phone-call/

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]

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2023/02/14/2244719/missing-sabungeros-doj-offers-p6-million-reward-suspects-arrest

5. DOJ sends Bantag plunder complaint to Ombudsman

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/02/13/2244693/doj-sends-bantag-plunder-complaint-ombudsman

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/860671/election-officer-shot-dead-in-sultan-kudarat/story/

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/2/13/DOH-COVID-tally-021323.html

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