(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 – Sunday, April 23, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

23 April 2023, Sunday, as of 4:00 p.m.

 1. MARCOS MEET CHINESE FM QIN

-Marcos, Qin meet in MalacaΓ±ang amid tension on Taiwan, West PH Sea

-PBBM: Meeting with Qin clarified 'misinterpreted' remarks between PH, China

-Philippines, China to open more lines of communication

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/04/22/23/marcos-qin-meet-amid-tension-on-taiwan-west-ph-sea

2. SFA MANALO BILATERAL MEETING WITH CHINESE FM QIN

-PH reaffirms adherence to One China Policy amid Taiwan tensions

- DFA chief raises concerns over Taiwan in talks with China

-PH, China top diplomats agree to resolve differences amid regional tensions

[Daily Tribune, CNN PHL Online, Inquirer, PhilStar]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/04/23/one-china-policy-upheld-manalo/

3.  SUDAN EVACUATION PLAN

-Marcos: Gov't preparing contingencies to ensure safety of 300 Pinoys in Sudan

-Marcos admits challenges of evacuating Filipinos from Sudan

-Marcos says gov't seeking secure route to evacuate Pinoys in Sudan

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/04/23/2261028/philippines-already-preparing-evacuate-filipinos-sudan

4. SUDAN CRISIS

-Filipinos among first civilian evacuations from Sudan: Saudi foreign ministry

-US evacuates diplomats, shuts embassy in violence-torn Sudan

- UN agency in Chad expects more refugees fleeing from Sudan

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/04/23/23/filipinos-among-first-civilian-evacuations-from-sudan

5. Bongbong Marcos urges unity vs climate change on Earth Day

[Manila Standard, Inquirer, PhilStar, Manila Bulletin]

https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/314324126/marcos-on-earth-day-lets-fight-climate-change.html

6. DEMISE OF EX-SFA DEL ROSARIO

-'A patriot has returned home': Ex-DFA chief del Rosario's remains arrive in Philippines

-Despite health issues, Albert del Rosario kept sense of mission – family

-Kin: Ex-DFA head del Rosario died of massive heart attack

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/04/23/23/ex-dfa-chief-del-rosarios-remains-arrive-in-ph-family

7. DOTr: Face mask still mandatory in LRT, MRT, PNR trains

[GMA News Online, PhilStar, Inquirer]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/867808/dotr-face-mask-wearing-remains-mandatory-in-lrt-mrt-pnr-trains/story/?just_in

8. Business magnate Oscar Lopez dies at 93

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/4/23/Oscar-Lopez-dies-at-93.html

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