(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 – Wednesday, March 22, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

22 March 2023, Wednesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Rep Teves return update

-Marcos urges Teves to return home: 'We will provide all kinds of security for you'

-DOJ granted CIDG, Teves camp request to extend deadline for docus — Topacio

- Four persons of interest in Degamo slay case turned over to NBI

-DOJ starts preliminary investigation into Teves' illegal firearms case

-Remulla, Abalos Jr. meet with Pamplona mayor Janice Degamo; 10 Negros Oriental mayors ‘share’ with Secs. Remulla, Abalos ‘info on Degamo, other killings’

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


2. Marcos says new military bases with US to be scattered around the Philippines

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


3. PA’s 126th anniversary

-Marcos attends PA’s 126th founding anniversary; vows housing program for police officers, soldiers

-Marcos tells PH Army: Continue improving relations with foreign counterparts

-PBBM assures support for AFP modernization, enhanced troop readiness

-Marcos to Philippine Army: Be catalyst to Reds’ surrender, disarmament

[ABS-CBN News, News5, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Philstar, ANC, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Daily Tribune] https://mb.com.ph/2023/3/22/marcos-vows-housing-program-for-police-officers-soldiers

4. Senate hearing on charter change

-Cha-cha via con-con a 'disservice' to Filipinos, says Enrile

-Enrile wants to scrap ban of nuclear weapons in 1987 Constitution

-Marcos: Full devolution to LGUs not alternative to Cha-cha

-Padilla says 'no feud' between Senate, House members over postponed Cha-cha hearing

-Speaker highlights 'promising' MIF, economic Cha-cha in meeting with envoys

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, CNN PHL, News5, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar]


5. Mindoro oil spill update

-Marcos: No need for new task force on Oriental Mindoro oil spill

-American experts arrive in Mindoro to help in PH oil spill response

-Endangered, threatened species at risk as oil spill reaches Verde Island Passage

-Cracks seen on MT Princess Empress: official

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


6. LTO sets maximum driving school rates effective April 15, 2023

[GMA News, Inquirer, CNN PHL, Philstar]


7. Gabriela Partylist files bill to grant women a 2-day paid menstrual leave per month

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


8. Magnitude 4.2 quake jolts Davao Oriental — Phivolcs

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, DZBB]


9. Water supply from Angat Dam enough for dry season — NWRB

[DZBB, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


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