(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 21 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 135 km West Southwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.1°N, 120.0°E). Meanwhile, another LPA was estimated based on all available data at 880 km East of Eastern Visayas (11.1°N, 133.8°E). 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 cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. 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 Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

TOP STORIES – Monday, April 3, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

03 April 2023, Monday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Holy Week

-No credible threat monitored for Holy Week —PNP

-PAL expects up to 20% increase in passengers this Holy Week

-74,114 cops deployed for Holy Week, Ramadan

-Immigration bureau braces for Holy Week passenger surge

-DOH issues guidelines for safe Holy Week observance

-Banks adjust hours for Holy Week, Day of Valor

-DOTr: Volume of holiday break travel to peak on Wednesday, Thursday

-NTC regional offices ordered to aid NDRRMC, civic groups during Holy Week

-LTO-NCR West deploys 200 personnel for Holy Week, ‘summer’ break

-PCG: 100K passengers recorded in seaports on Holy Monday

[ANC, DZBB, GMA News, Philstar, Daily Tribune, Rappler, CNN PHL, Rappler, Manila Bulletin]


2. Prison break

-10 Malibay detainees escape prison on Holy Monday; Metro Manila cops on alert to recapture detainees

-6 more detainees at large, 4 caught after escaping from Pasay facility; Mayor Emi offers P300K bounty

-Pasay police station commander sacked over escape of 10 inmates, tracker teams formed

[ABS-CBN News, DZBB, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Daily Tribune, CNN PHL, DZMM, Inquirer, News5]


3. Degamo murder case

-Remulla on Degamo killing: ‘Case closed’; Rep Teves appears to be ‘main mastermind’

-12 suspects in Degamo slay have been accounted for, according to Abalos

-DOJ confirms NBI arrest of one of main suspects in Degamo murder; Charges set for filing vs ‘one mastermind’ in Degamo slay

-Senate probe into Degamo killing set for April 17

[Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, DZMM, Daily Tribune, Philstar, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Rappler, News5]


4. Oil firms roll back LPG cost but hike prices of gasoline, diesel and kerosene

[ABS-CBN News, Business World, Inquirer, GMA News, CNN PHL, Philstar] https://business.inquirer.net/394476/oil-firms-roll-bank-lpg-cost-but-hike-prices-of-gasoline-diesel-and-kerosene

5. CHED to work with MARINA in implementing reforms suggested by EU for Filipino seafarers

-PH gov't told: Be serious in attending to needs of maritime industry

-DOTr wants inter-agency efforts to address maritime industry issues

-DFA lauds EU decision to continue recognizing Pinoy seafarers

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


6. Philippine budget deficit slightly widened in February

[Philstar, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, GMA News] https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/04/03/23/ph-budget-deficit-hits-p1064-billion-in-february

 7. MT Princess Empress tragedy

-New map from US shows oil spill possibly reaching Coron, Palawan

-MT Princess Empress impacts livelihood and daily lives of thousands of individuals and families

-Search operations for ill-fated vessel seize

[CNN PHL, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin]


8. Law dean Vistan chosen as UP Diliman Chancellor [Philstar, Manila Bulletin, DZBB, GMA News]


9. Suspect in killing of La Salle DasmariΓ±as student now in police custody; Intention was robbery and not to kill [News5, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]


10. 7.0-magnitude quake hits western Papua New Guinea: USGS [Inquirer, Philstar, ABS-CBN News]


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