(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Saturday, 22 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 – Monday, April 17, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

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

1. Degamo slay case hearing

-Senate panel bars Teves from joining hearing remotely

-Villanueva says solon seen in South Korea hotel South Korea

-Suspects in Degamo killing attend preliminary investigation at DOJ

-CIDG omits possibility of Degamo’s security involved in murder

-PNP-CIDG ordered to submit more evidence on charges of illegal possession of firearms, explosives vs Teves, 2 sons

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/04/17/2259544/senate-panel-bars-teves-joining-hearing-remotely

2. Teves may be designated or proscribed as terrorist, says Remulla

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/04/17/23/cong-teves-may-be-designated-as-terrorist-remulla

3. PHL-US relations

-China has nothing to do with OFW hiring in Taiwan, says MECO chair Bello

-Chinese envoy’s expulsion sought for dragging OFW safety into China – Taiwan

-Situation in Taiwan normal, Filipinos well-protected: MECO

-DFA assures safety of OFWs in Taiwan

-Carpio: Philippines should consider patrols with ASEAN in South China Sea

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/dispatch/867135/china-has-nothing-to-do-with-ofw-hiring-in-taiwan-says-meco-chair-bello

4. SIM Registration

-Groups file petition on SIM Reg

-Deadline for SIM card registration still April 26, says DICT's Uy

[Philstar, One News, Manila Bulletin, DZBB, CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/04/17/2259536/sc-asked-strike-down-sim-registration-act-violating-fundamental-freedoms

5. De Lima’s drug case in Muntinlupa court up for decision after six years 

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/04/17/2259556/2nd-drug-case-vs-de-lima-now-decision-lawyer

6. Shabu mess cover up

-No cover-up in Mayo drug mess, says Azurin

-Azurin admits PNP’s morale plummeted due to drug cover-up allegations 

-PBA teams up with DILG in anti-drug campaign

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1757380/azurin-admits-pnps-morale-now-is-low-amid-drug-cover-up-allegations

7. Cash remittances slip to nine month low in February  

[Inquirer, GMA News, Philstar, Manila Times]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/867141/remittances-slip-to-nine-month-low-in-february/story/?just_in

8. PNP: Ex-BuCor chief Bantag considered fugitive

[CNN PHL, News5, Inquirer, GMA News]

https://news.tv5.com.ph/breaking/read/percy-lapid-case-pnp-considers-bantag-zulueta-as-fugitives-after-court-orders-arrest

9. Jail management

-Catapang hopes PH's 'Alcatraz-like' prison will be completed by 2028

-Catapang: 20 of 700 sacked prison guards could face administrative cases

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/867147/catapang-hopes-ph-s-alcatraz-like-prison-will-be-completed-by-2028

10. PBBM and wife celebrates 30th wedding anniversary

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1757369/bongbong-marcos-to-wife-liza-on-30th-anniversary-still-over-the-moon-you-chose-me

11. Gasoline, kerosene prices up for 3rd straight week Tuesday; diesel down

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Philstar] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/companies/867168/gasoline-kerosene-prices-up-for-3rd-straight-week-tuesday-diesel-down/story/?just_in

12. PH Embassy in Cairo cautions Pinoys in Sudan amid clashes

[ABS-CBN, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/4/17/ph-embassy-in-cairo-cautions-pinoys-in-sudan-amid-clashes

13. Alleged rebel leader arrested in Malaysia, deported to Philippines

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Rappler]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/video/news/04/17/23/alleged-npa-leader-nabbed-in-malaysia-deported-to-ph

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