(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 – Saturday, April 22, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

22 April 2023, Saturday, as of 4:00 p.m.

Filipino Muslims gather at Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park in Manila as they pray in unison the Salat-Al-Eid, a prayer intended for the celebration of Eid'l Fitr ending the Ramadan month-long fasting of Muslims around the world on Saturday, April 22, 2023. DANNY PATA

1. EID’L FITR 2023

-Filipino Muslims gather for Eid'l Fitr, end of Ramadan

-President Marcos joins Muslim community in celebrating Eid’l Fitr

-Sara Duterte on Eid'l Fitr: Pray for harmony, unity, success for each one

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/867736/filipino-muslims-gather-for-eid-l-fitr-end-of-ramadan/story/

2. CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTER VISITS MANILA

-Chinese foreign minister in Manila amid PH-US Balikatan exercises

- 'Stable' PH-China relationship necessary for peace in Indo-Pacific — top diplomats

-China hopes foreign minister's Manila visit will improve communications, trust with PH

- Differences in South China Sea are not sum total of PH-China ties, says DFA chief

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/867723/chinese-fm-arrives-in-manila-during-philippines-us-war-games/story/?just_in

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/04/22/2260802/chinese-foreign-minister-visits-manila-during-philippines-us-war-game

3. EDCA

-21 mayors express support for EDCA sites

-Galvez: US pledged P11-B for disaster-response choppers, EDCA sites

-US to pursue more economic investments in areas with EDCA sites – DND chief

-In case of conflict, EDCA locations can be used as OFW evacuation sites – DND

-DND: US pledge for EDCA projects, choppers now at P11B

{PhilStar, GMA News Online, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, CNN PHL Online]

https://www.philstar.com mayors-express-support-edca-sites /headlines/2023/04/22/2260730/21-

4. SWS: 89% of Filipinos satisfied with the way democracy works, record-high rating

[CNN PHL Online, GMA News Online, Manila Bulletin, PhilStar, Daily Tribune]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/4/22/sws-filipinos-satisfied-democracy.html

5. LTO extends driver's license validity amid shortage of plastic cards

[Inquirer, PhilStar, GMA News Online, CNN PHL Online, Manila Times, Daily Tribune]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1759513/lto-extends-validity-of-drivers-licenses-expiring-on-april-24

6. Hontiveros: Why not give seized sugar to DSWD?

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/4/21/hontiveros-why-not-give-seized-sugar-to-dswd

7. De Lima: ‘I will gain freedom on merits as DOJ has no case against me’

[Manila Standard, Inquirer, PhilStar, Manila Bulletin, GMA News Online]

https://manilastandard.net/news/national/314323864/de-lima-i-will-gain-freedom-based-on-merits.html

8. Gasoline prices to drop by as much as P1.80 per liter next week

[ABS-CBN News Online, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL Online]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/04/22/23/gasoline-prices-to-drop-by-as-much-as-p180-per-liter

9. WWII wreck on which nearly 1,000 Australians died found in South China Sea northwest of Luzon

[ABS-CBN News Online, PhilStar, GMA News Online, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, CNN PHL Online, Daily Tribune]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/867737/wwii-wreck-on-which-nearly-1-000-australians-died-found-in-south-china-sea-northwest-of-luzon/story/

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