(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 19 April 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 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 partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 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 East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).


TOP STORIES – Friday, March 17, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

17 March 2023, Friday, as of 9:00 a.m.

1. Marcos asks military: Be 'peacemakers' in new gov't approach vs. rebels [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/3/16/Marcos-asks-military-to-be-peacemakers.html

2. Degamo laid to rest, supporters cry for justice [Inquirer, Rappler, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/03/16/23/degamo-laid-to-rest-amid-heavy-downpour-cries-for-justice

3. CIDG-NCR chief, 12 others axed for robbery extortion [Bombo Radyo, Inquirer, Manila Times, Philstar, SunStar, Daily Tribune]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/03/17/cidg-ncr-chief-12-others-axed-for-robbery-extortion/

4. SWS: 69% of unvaccinated Pinoys remain skeptical over COVID-19 vaccine [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/864171/sws-69-of-unvaccinated-pinoys-remain-skeptical-over-covid-19-vaccine/story/?just_in

5. Charter change:

-Rodriguez to Zubiri on Cha-cha: Give us some good faith

-Padilla pushes for 'con-ass' to amend Constitution

-Padilla: We are 'obligated' to push for Cha-cha despite criticisms

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/864144/rodriguez-to-zubiri-on-cha-cha-give-us-some-good-faith/story/

6. Marawi to hold plebiscites on the creation of 2 new barangays after 2017 siege [Manila Bulletin, Philstar, CNN PHL]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/3/16/marawi-plebiscite-after-seige.html

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