(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 – Thursday, March 30, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

30 March 2023, Thursday, as of 9:00 a.m.

1. At least 12 dead after ship catches fire off Basilan; coast guard checking for oil spill signs [DZBB, News5, Philstar, GMA News, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News]


2. West PHL Sea dispute:

-US to transfer two patrol ships to Philippines amid China tensions

-PCG: More than 20 Chinese, Vietnamese vessels spotted in Sabina Shoal

-Philippine vessels drive away China militia boat, say fishers

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Business World]


3. ICC drug war probe:

-SolGen clarifies Marcos quip: ICC appeal still on

-Duterte says ready to 'face the music' and 'rot in prison' amid ICC probe on drug war

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Rappler, Inquirer]


4. Complaints vs Teves family:

-Suspects claim police pressuring them to pin Teves brothers in sugar mill raid

-PNP files raps vs Teves brother over guns, explosives

[Inquirer, Manila Times, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL]


5. CPP denounces additional EDCA sites on NPA's 54th anniversary [Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL]


6. Cavite student killing:

-Graduating student stabbed to death in Dasmariñas dormitory

-DLSU Dasmariñas to impose stricter security measures after killing of student

[CNN PHL, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


7. Marcos wants to boost PHL medicine production [CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer]


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