(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 13 June 2024) Easterlies affecting the eastern sections of Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. 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 rainshowers 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 Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

TOP STORIES – Saturday, March 18, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

18 March 2023, Saturday, as of 4:00 p.m.

1. Complaints vs Teves:

-DOJ drops one illegal possession of firearms complaint vs Teves

-DOJ eyes issuance of lookout bulletin for Teves

-House to resume next week discussion on Teves' continued absence

[DZRH, DZBB, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, News5, Philstar, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


2. Mindoro oil spill:

-Oriental Mindoro oil spill spreads to more areas

-Hontiveros: PCG, MARINA should be accountable for Mindoro oil spill

-Group demands monetary compensation for fishers affected by oil spill

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


3. Marawi plebiscite:

-2 barangays in Marawi head to plebiscite to decide on proposed split

-COMELEC expects 90% voter turnout in Marawi plebsicite

-NAMFREL reports peaceful first hours of voting in Marawi

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


4. QC court acquits 'Tokhang' survivor of assault raps [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Rappler, GMA News]


5. ICC arrest warrant for Putin:

-ICC judges issue arrest warrant for Putin over Ukraine

-Biden says Putin committed war crimes, calls ICC arrest warrant ‘justified’

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Daily Tribune, CNN PHL, GMA News]


6. Diesel, kerosene prices may drop by as much as P2 in latest forecast [CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


7. DA confiscates P85 million of smuggled sugar in Subic [GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar]


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