(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 – Friday, March 31, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

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

1. Degamo slay:

-Days before assassination, SC clears Degamo of graft

-Belongings of alleged Degamo gunmen found in Teves sugar mill

-Suspects' statements point to Rep. Teves' involvement, Remulla says

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


2. Oriental Mindoro may be placed under state of calamity as oil spill spreads to more towns – governor [Business Mirror, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News]


3. Vanessa Hudgens named PHL global tourism ambassador [Business Mirror, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Inquirer]


4. Marcos leads launch of 'Kadiwa' program in Bataan [Inquirer, Manila Times, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL]


5. 'Bato' holds on to Marcos vow he won't be arrested by ICC [Manila Standard, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News]


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