(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 18 June 2024) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 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 Localized Thunderstorms. 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 Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

TOP STORIES – Tuesday, March 14, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

14 March 2023, Tuesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Degamo slay case update

-Raps filed vs. Teves secretary, 5 others arrested during raids —CIDG 

-Supreme Court OKs transfer of Degamo cases to Manila RTC

-Teves tells Romualdez reason why he refuses to come home;  Will only return to PH if assured of fair play, counsel says

-House cancels probe into absence of Degamo security when he and others were killed

-Ejercito to Teves: Come home, face accusations on Degamo slay; Urges AFP, PNP: Urges crackdown on private armies after Degamo slay

-Lawyer says cops threatened woman to testify vs. Teves

[DZBB, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, ANC, DZMM, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, Manila Times, Business Mirror] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/03/14/2251628/raps-filed-teves-aide-5-more-over-guns-and-grenades-seized-his-properties

2. DOJ prosecutors indict Bantag, Zulueta for murder over Percy Lapid slay

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


3. Senate hearing on MT Princess Empress oil spill tragedy

-Ship that caused Mindoro oil spill has no permit to operate – MARINA

-PCG should face raps for allowing MT Princess Empress to sail sans permit to operate —Tulfo

-Oriental Mindoro reeling from impact of massive oil spill

-UP experts: Oil spill may reach Verde Island, Batangas due to weakening of amihan

-68 areas affected by the oil spill, 122 people fall ill, over 13,500 fishermen affected – OCD

-VP Duterte leads relief ops in Antique town affected by oil spill, gives school supplies 

[Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, News5, DZMM, DZBB, Inquirer, Manila Times]


4. Journalist, ex-UP CMC dean Luis V. Teodoro passes away

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


5. Philippines posts biggest trade deficit in 5 months 

[Philstar, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, Reuters, GMA News, Channel News Asia]


6. Build 11 fish ports in coastal provinces – PBBM

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


7. Palace press briefing on infrastructure update

-DPWH has over 70,000 projects in 2023, says Bonoan

-DPWH to push through with P25.24-B CTBEX project; to start in late 2023

-Six bridges will also be built across Pasig River

-DPWH starts demolition of 150 houses in Caloocan City

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


8. Cessna plane crash victims' remains brought to Cauayan, Isabela

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


9. Makabayan Bloc has filed a resolution for a return to face-to-face plenary sessions

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


10. House approves "National Government Rightsizing Act " via 292-3-0 votes

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Rappler]


11. House hearing on alleged recycling of illegal drugs

-20-year modus: Barbers slams recycling of seized illegal drugs

-PDEA chief clarifies there’s no policy of rewarding informants with ‘recycled’ drugs for successful operations

-Hontiveros on drug war cop’s guilty verdict: ‘Partial victory, but not the end’

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


12. Over 17K troops to join largest PH-US ‘Balikatan’ exercise

[GMA News, CNN PH, ABS-CBN News]


13. BJMP to add new jail libraries as it includes reading as part of PDL's rehab program

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


14. Zubiri files a bill proposing a P150 wage hike for private sector workers 

[Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, Philstar]


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