(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 16 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 310 km East Northeast of Davao City (8.3°N, 128.2°E). Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon 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 cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to LPA. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to 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 Northeast to Northwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

TOP STORIES – Sunday, March 5, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

05 March 2023, Sunday, as of 4PM

MILITARY PRECISION | A series of screenshots from a security camera at the residence of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo (upper left photo) shows six gunmen wearing Army uniforms and bulletproof vests casually entering his compound in Pamplona town on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, before shooting him and other people, then withdrawing with military precision. Three of the alleged killers were arrested later in the afternoon (right photo). (Photos from the Facebook page of Roel Degamo and from contributors)


-Marcos to Degamo killers: We will find you

-Local, national officials condemn gunning of Negros Oriental governor

-Senators seek reso condemning killing of Negros Oriental governor

-Bacolod, Negros Occ. officials seek justice for Degamo

-Degamo received death threats, police say

-Visayas solons show solidarity, condemn Degamo assassination

-PNP says organized crime group behind Degamo assassination plot

-PH Army: Suspects tagged in NegOr governor’s assassination are dismissed soldiers

-Imee urges state of emergency for NegOr after Degamo slay

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


2. 3 suspects in Oriental Gov. Degamo slay arrested: PNP

-PNP: One suspect in Degamo assassination killed in encounter; death toll now 9

 [ABS-CBN News Online, CNN PHL Online, Manila Bulletin, PhilStar, GMA News Online, Inquirer, Rappler, Manila Times, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard]


3. Remulla offers P5 million reward for info on killers of Negros Oriental governor

[Rappler, PhilStar, Inquirer, GMA News Online, Manila Times, ABS-CBN News Online, CNN PHL Online]



4. Negros Oriental vice governor assumes governor post after Degamo killing

[GMA News Online, PhilStar, ABS-CBN News Online, Rappler, CNN PHL Online]


5. Chinese Coast Guard, militia vessels spotted anew near Pag-asa Island

[PhilStar, CNN PHL Online, Manila Standard, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News Online, Manila Times]


6. Marcos Jr.: PH, Malaysian foreign ministries to discuss Sabah

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



-LTFRB orders issuance of special permits amid nationwide transport strike

- PNP to heighten alert status due to week-long transport strike

-PISTON to join jeepney strike: Delaying phaseout not enough

-FEJODAP, LTOP among groups that won't join in week-long strike

-Northern Mindanao transport group not joining week-long nationwide transport strike

-MMDA to dispatch 25 Libreng Sakay vehicle during 7-day transport strike

[PhilStar, CNN PHL Online, Manila Bulletin, GMA News Online, Inquirer, Manila Times, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard]


8. VP Duterte: Transport strike pointless, a 'painful interference' to learning

[ABS-CBN News Online, PhilStar, CNN PHL Online, Manila Bulletin, News5, Rappler, GMA News Online]



-Hazing master 'initiator' in inquest proceedings

-2 more 'hazing victims' in Salilig case urged to come forward

-Hazing victim Salilig laid to rest as kin cry for justice 

 [Manila Times, ABS-CBN News Online, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, PhilStar, Daily Tribune]



-More Oriental Mindoro towns to be placed under state of calamity on Monday

-Tablas Strait oil spill reaches Antique

-3 villages affected in Antique by oil slick get aid

-PH eyes Japan help on oil spill

[CNN PHL Online, Inquirer, Manila Standard, GMA News Online, Manila Bulletin]


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