(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 06 December 2023) Easterlies affecting the eastern section of the country. Northeast Monsoon affecting Extreme Northern Luzon. 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 Easterlies. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. Light to Moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

TOP STORIES – Monday, April 24, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

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

1. Oil firms roll back fuel prices by up to P1.40 per liter 

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Philstar, DZBB, Manila Times, GMA News, CNN PHL]


2. Reverting school vacation

-Marcos: Gov't studying reverting school vacation back to March

-DepEd says it has budget restrictions

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


3. PNP change of command

-New PNP chief steady, can implement reforms, to 'calm' police force amid issues --- Marcos

-Marcos to new PNP chief: Enforce maximum tolerance vs critics, be open to public scrutiny

-Marcos tells police force to support new PNP chief Acorda

-Zubiri, dela Rosa back new PNP chief: Acorda is the right choice

-DILG Sec Abalos Jr. welcomes appointment of Acorda as PNP Chief

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


5. Economic managers bullish on economy to maintain growth, but wary of inflation

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


6. Philippines jumps to 43rd spot in World Bank's Logistics Performance Index 

- PH external debt service up 71% in January

[Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Business World]


7. Marcos' US visit agenda to focus on defense agreements, climate change aid

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


8. Degamo slay case

-Marcos meets with Degamo widow, Senate witnesses in Negros Or. Killings

-Remulla: DOJ also seeks to designate 3 to 5 of Teves’ allies as terrorists

-DOJ: Teves helicopter transported Degamo shooters

-Rep. Teves tells authorities: 'Why try me by publicity? Charge me in court'

-Arnie Teves insists raid on his house designed to pin him down

-Teves: I have proof firearms, explosives seized in my property were planted

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


9. Pinoys abroad

-Evacuation of OFWs in Sudan may start 'in 24 hours'; 3 rescued

-156 Filipinos in Sudan want to be repatriated; fear for their lives as ceasefire ends

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL, Philstar]


10. PBBM vows to uplift farmers’ situation and agriculture sector in Nueva Ecija and Central Luzon

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Inquirer, CNN PHL]


11. DTI backs scrapping of import tariff on all EVs

[Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Philstar]


12. El Niño phenomenon

-Marcos says gov't has plans in place to address impending El Niño

-NIA's El Niño short-term solutions: Prioritize areas for irrigation, alternate wetting and drying

 [CNN PHL, Philstar, ABS-CBN News]


13. Bongbong Marcos: Gov’t gradually transitioning to surface water from groundwater

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


14. Senators back no extension of SIM cards’ April 26 registration deadline

[CNN PHL, Manila Times, Inquirer]


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