(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 – Tuesday, February 28, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

28 February 2023, Tuesday, as of 5PM

1. Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim to visit Philippines on March 1-2

-Malaysian prime minister to focus on security, economy in PHL visit

-Marcos to host banquet for Malaysia’s Anwar during official visit

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, ANC Alerts, Rappler, Inquirer, CNN PHL, Manila Times, Manila Standard, News5]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/02/28/23/malaysian-pm-anwar-ibrahim-to-visit-ph-this-week

2. Transport strike

-Transport group: Scrapping jeepney consolidation memo only way to prevent strike

-Group: Coordination with gov't ongoing to cushion impact of week-long transport strike

-Abalos amid week-long transport strike: Authorities should observe maximum tolerance

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/2/28/Manibela-scrapping-memo-will-prevent-strike.html

3. Marcos: It’s time for PHL to prioritize maritime industry again

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/02/28/marcos-its-time-for-ph-to-prioritize-maritime-industry-again/

4. Inflation likely between 8.5 to 9.3 pct in February, says BSP

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/02/28/23/inflation-likely-between-85-to-93-pct-in-february-says-bsp

5. Marcos reappoints Teehankee as PHL envoy to WTO

[Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, PhilStar, GMA News]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/02/28/marcos-reappoints-teehankee-as-ph-envoy-to-wto/

6. Oil tanker carrying 800,000 liters of oil sinks off Romblon; no info on oil spill yet

[Manila Bulletin, DZBB, ABS-CBN News, News5, Rappler, GMA News, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1736213/oil-tanker-carrying-800000-liters-of-oil-sinks-off-romblon-no-info-on-oil-spill-yet

7. Maynilad announces up to 57-hour water service interruption due to major leak repair in Makati

[ABS-CBN News, PhilStar, News5, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1736225/maynilad-announces-up-to-57-hour-water-service-interruption-due-to-major-leak-repair-in-makati

8. DOH: Health workers, senior citizens to get first crack at bivalent vaccines

[CNN PHL, News5, ABS-CBN News, Rappler]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/02/28/23/doh-health-workers-seniors-to-get-first-crack-at-bivalent-jabs

9. 5-year pause in PNR operations may begin in May —exec

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/862276/5-year-pause-in-pnr-operations-may-begin-in-may-exec/story/?just_in

10. Cha-cha

-As House’s Cha-cha chugs on different track, Robin insists on econ tweaks for now

-Barzaga proposes to involve 3 gov't branches in appointing Con-con members

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/02/28/2248264/houses-cha-cha-chugs-different-track-robin-insists-econ-tweaks-now

11. Blacklist firms tagged in sugar smuggling if irregularities found — Hontiveros

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1736158/blacklist-firms-tagged-in-sugar-smuggling-if-irregularities-found-hontiveros

12. Navy rescues 24 crew, passengers from distressed vessel off Malaysia

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/862273/navy-rescues-24-crew-passengers-from-distressed-vessel-off-malaysia/story/?just_in

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