(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 25 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 29, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

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

1. PBBM foreign visits

- PBBM to tackle economic agenda, defense ties with US

- PBBM to meet with Biden at White House on May 1

- From US, Marcoses to attend Charles III’s coronation on May 6

- PBBM to attend ASEAN summit in Indonesia on May 10

[Inquirer, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, CNN Philippines, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/214006/marcos-to-tackle-economic-agenda-defense-ties-with-us

2. PH, China trade barbs over near-collision of Coast Guard ships in WPS

- AFP mum on PH-China vessels incident in Spratlys

[Inquirer, CNN Philippines, Philippine Star, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/214005/ph-china-trade-blame-for-near-collision-in-wps

3. US envoy says Balikatan further reinforced strong US-PH alliance

- PH, US expected to mount ‘more complex’ Balikatan next year: US ambassador

[Philippine Star, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/04/29/2262505/balikatan-further-reinforced-strong-us-philippine-alliance-envoy

4. Over 500 Pinoys await repatriation at Sudan-Egypt border

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, CNN Philippines, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Philippine Star] 

https://news.abs-cbn.com/video/news/04/29/23/over-500-pinoys-await-repatriation-at-sudan-egypt-border

5. PNP to deploy 18,000 cops to secure Labor Day protests

[Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Philippine Star]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/4/29/pnp-to-deploy-18-000-cops-for-long-weekend-labor-day

6. Metro Manila's weekly COVID-19 positivity rate rises to 14.3% —OCTA

[CNN Philippines, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Philippine Star, GMA News]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/4/29/OCTA-Metro-Manila-COVID-19-positivity-rate-hospitalizations.html

7. Rollback in pump prices expected next week

[ABS-CBN News, Philippine Star, GMA News, CNN Philippines, Manila Bulletin]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/04/29/23/gas-prices-to-drop-by-more-than-p1-per-liter-by-may-2

8. Gov’t resolves power crisis in Occidental Mindoro

[CNN Philippines, ABS-CBN News, News5, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/4/29/occ-mindoro-power-back-monopoly.html

9. Magnitude 5.2 quake hits Occidental Mindoro at midnight

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippines, Inquirer, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/content/868441/magnitude-5-5-quake-jolts-calintaan-occidental-mindoro/story/

10. Fire incidents

- Grounded ship on fire for 10 hours in Lapu-Lapu City

- Fire at Tondo’s Pritil Market reaches 4th alarm

[Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, GMA News, Philippine Star, ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippines]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/4/29/fire-onboard-scrap-ship-in-cebu-declared-out-after-10-hours

11. Two foreign vessels collide near Corregidor; one dead, 18 rescued, 1 missing —PCG

[Philippine Star, GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/04/29/2262561/1-chinese-crew-member-dies-after-2-vessels-collide-near-corregidor-island

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