(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 23 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 29, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

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

1. Marcos leads launch of Philippine Multisectoral Nutrition Project

-PBBM cites need to address malnutrition to aid socioeconomic development

-Marcos: Gov’t addressing food inadequancy head on

-Marcos urges lawmakers to craft laws vs. malnutrition

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/3/29/pbbm-cites-need-to-address-malnutrition-to-aid-socioeconomic-development

2. MMDA allows personnel to have 30-minute 'heat stroke break' amid hot weather

[ABS-CBN News Online, GMA News Online, Manila Bulletin, PhilStar, News5, Manila Times, Inquirer, Pilipino Star Ngayon]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/03/29/23/traffic-enforcers-street-sweepers-to-get-30-minute-heat-stroke-break-mmda

3. HOLY WEEK EXODUS

-CAAP expects over 2M passengers in April amid Holy Week break

- NAIA expects 1.2 million travelers during Holyweek exodus

-MMDA to deploy over 2,000 personnel for Holy Week

[Rappler, News 5, ABS-CBN News Online, PhilStar, BusinessWorld, GMA News Online]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/865385/caap-expects-over-2m-passengers-in-april-amid-holy-week-break/story/?just_in

4. ICC DRUG WAR PROBE

-SolGen Guevarra to explain to Marcos that PH appeal to ICC is still pending

- Guevarra to clarify with Marcos move to 'disengage' from ICC

-Hontiveros hits move to disengage from ICC: It will isolate PH from world

-Callamard: Marcos gov’t must probe Duterte’s responsibility in drug war killings

-ICC’s probe on PH’s illegal drugs operations a chance for victims to be heard – NUPL

- Disengaging with ICC disadvantageous for PH government – lawyer

- Tolentino wants BI to bar ICC prosecutors from entering PH

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

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/213044/solgen-guevarra-to-explain-to-marcos-that-ph-appeal-to-icc-is-still-pending

https://mb.com.ph/2023/3/29/a-mistake-hontiveros-slams-marcos-decision-to-disengage-from-icc

5. Tolentino to serve as Sen. Bato’s counsel in ICC case

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

https://www.rappler.com/nation/tolentino-legal-counsel-dela-rosa-international-criminal-court/

6. Tolentino eyes showdown between Duterte and ICC in Senate hearing

[Inquirer, PhilStar, CNN PHL Online, GMA News Online]

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/213091/tolentino-eyes-showdown-between-duterte-and-icc-in-senate-hearing

7. Padilla urges Senate leaders to hold cha-cha talks with House counterparts

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/865376/padilla-urges-senate-leaders-to-hold-cha-cha-talks-with-house-counterparts/story/?just_in

8. DepEd to retain current academic calendar, floats blended learning option during summer

-Bring back April-May summer break, senator suggests

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/03/29/2255358/deped-retain-current-academic-calendar-floats-blended-learning-option-during-summer

9. DepEd-ACT ISSUE

-Wag puro red-tagging': Castro gives DepEd advice amid education sector woes

-Rep. Castro fires back at Sara Duterte: It’s DepEd diverting us from education issues

-VP Sara insists hiring 30K teachers a year impossible; ACT Teachers says it is logical

-‘Fake representative’: VP Duterte calls out ACT Party-list after suggestions to DepEd

[Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, GMA News Online]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/3/29/wag-puro-red-tagging-castro-gives-dep-ed-advice-amid-education-sector-woes

10. DEGAMO SLAY CASE

-Arnie Teves' lawyer: Trial over Degamo slay a ‘kangaroo court’

-Pryde Teves: I have limited control over 52-hectare property raided by authorities

-Teves brother to cooperate in arms probe

-3 arrested in Teves compound raid claim police pressure, eye complaint

[GMA News Online, Manila Times, CNN PHL Online]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/865369/arnie-teves-lawyer-trial-over-degamo-slay-a-kangaroo-court/story/?just_in

11. Authorities seize 300 kilos of shabu in Baguio barangay

[PhilStar, ABS-CBN News Online, DZBB, Inquirer, GMA News Online]

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2023/03/29/2255369/authorities-seize-300-kilos-shabu-baguio-barangay

12. DFA: 81 Filipinos abroad on death row, 135 acquittals secured in 2022

[CNN PHL Online, GMA News Online, Inquirer]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/3/29/DFA-81-Filipinos-abroad-on-death-row.html

13. UKRAINE-PH RELATION

-Ukraine seeks to tap Filipino labor in reconstructing war-torn nation

-Ukraine plans foreign minister's Philippine visit, embassy opening

- Ukraine proposes 'grain bank' to PH

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

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/213070/ukraine-eyes-filipino-workers-in-rebuilding-war-torn-nation

14. Sen. Revilla undergoes gallbladder removal

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1749717/revilla-undergoes-removal-of-gallbladder

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