(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 08 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 –Thursday, April 13, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

13 April 2023, Thursday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. TD Amang update

-Pagasa: TD Amang weakens into LPA; expected to dissipate within the next 24 hours

-Amang leaves P12-million agri damage in Bicol, says DA

-School classes still suspended in 20 towns in Quezon

-Some flights cancelled due to LPA

-TD Amang triggers landslide, flooding in Camarines Sur town; prompts evacuations in Quezon 

-DSWD: At least P1.4 billion worth of aid ready for TD Amang-hit areas

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


2. Graft raps filed vs. ex-Iloilo mayor Mabilog, councilor over towing services deal

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


3. Degamo murder case update

-Teves attending Senate probe into Degamo killing remotely — Dela Rosa

-Dela Rosa: I’ll allow Teves, Degamo’s wife to discuss issues to certain extent

-Remulla to write to Senate over Degamo inquiry

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, News5, Inquirer]


4. Shabu haul mess

-PDEG chief relieved over alleged shabu haul mess

-PNP backs Senate probe into potential cover-up by its execs in drug case

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


5. Marcos admin to launch 'Konsyerto sa Palasyo'

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


6. Supreme Court launches new lawyers’ code of conduct

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, DT, Rappler]


7. PCO releases new logo

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


8. NCR mayors, MMDA, LTO ink MOA on Single Ticketing System

[Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Inquirer]


9. Funds for rice aid of national gov't workers released

[CNN PHL, Inquirer, GMA News]


10. US raising processing fees for non-immigrant visas by May 30

[Manila Bulletin, Philstar, GMA News] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/866830/application-processing-fees-for-non-immigrant-visas-to-go-up-starting-may-30-us-embassy/story/?just_in]

11. PCG retrieves last body in Basilan ferry fire; deaths now at 33

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Daily Tribunes, Manila Bulletin]


12. ASEAN “strongly condemns” deadly air strike in Myanmar

[Inquirer, Rappler, GMA News]


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