(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 01 October 2023) Trough of a Low Pressure Area (LPA) affecting the eastern sections of Visayas and Mindanao. Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 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 Trough of LPA /Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds coming from Southwest to West will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

TOP STORIES – Tuesday, March 7, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

07 March 2023, Tuesday, as of 5PM

1. PH inflation slightly eases to 8.6% in February

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


2. Philippine debt rises to P13.7-T as of January 2023

[PhilStar, ABS-CBN News Online, Inquirer, GMA News Online, Business Mirror, CNN PHL Online]


3. Gov't to give P500 'ayuda' for 2 months to 9.3M households: Diokno

[ABS-CBN News Online, GMA News Online, Inquirer, CNN PHL Online, PhiStar, Business Mirror]


4. Gov’t creates Cabinet-level panel on inflation, importation

[ABS-CBN News Online, CNN PHL Online, Manila Bulletin, PhilStar, BusinessWorld]



-House to probe Oriental Mindoro oil spill

-PCG says a month not enough for oil spill cleanup

-Antique town placed under state of calamity due to oil spill

-Oriental Mindoro oil spill now affecting tourist spots—DOT

-MT Princess Empress insured for $1 billion, says MARINA official

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



- PNP sends 4 Degamo suspects to Camp Crame

- As PNP probes into source of guns in Degamo killing, ex-soldier nabbed for selling assault rifles in Negros Or.

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


7. Magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocks Davao De Oro

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


8. Senate probes Adamson student’s hazing death

- Senators grill Adamson exec over Tau Gamma presence in campus

-Frat members rejected suggestion to bring Salilig to hospital —witness

-Zamboanga City council condemns Salilig hazing-slay

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


9. BuCor defers plan to relocate headquarters to Masungi

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


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