(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 21 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 135 km West Southwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.1°N, 120.0°E). Meanwhile, another LPA was estimated based on all available data at 880 km East of Eastern Visayas (11.1°N, 133.8°E). 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 cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. 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 Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

TOP STORIES – Tuesday, April 25, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

25 April 2023, Tuesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. SIM registration

-Marcos approves 90-day SIM registration extension; DICT targets 70% of active SIMs in 90-day extension

-Poe urges NTC, telcos to ‘double efforts’ to reach remote areas amid extension of registration

-GCash says SIM registration now available via mobile app

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


2. SC denies to issue a TRO vs. the mandatory registration of SIM cards

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


3. Repatriation of Filipinos from Sudan

-Marcos says gov't looking to take advantage of ceasefire to evacuate more Pinoys in Sudan

-DFA reports first batch of 50 Filipinos successfully repatriated from Sudan by land

-Ceasefire in Sudan is beneficial for the government – DFA

-OFWs in Sudan told to inform embassy if leaving on their own

-Gatchalian urges DFA, DMW to expedite repatriation of Filipinos in Sudan

 [DZBB, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, Rappler, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Philstar]


4. PNP Chief Acorda hold first press conference

-PNP: 917 cleared in police drug links probe, 36 under deeper assessment 

-PNP Chief Acorda: No revamp yet in police organization

-Acorda commits to more funds, strong support system for cops on the ground

[DZBB, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Sunstar, Inquirer]


5. Ex-DFA sec Del Rosario’s funeral

Del Rosario laid to rest; Philippine leaders pay last respects to Albert del Rosario

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


6. Degamo slay case

-Degamo camp: No plans to turn suspects who surrendered into state witnesses

-Lawyer claims 2 Degamo employees ‘participated’ in plan to kill Negros Oriental governor

[GMA News, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin]


7. House approves HB 7409 extending period of estate tax amnesty availment

[GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL]


8. No hacking: DICT says data leak was from PNP portal

DICT exec: ‘Unsecured’ PNP recruitment portal ‘not professionally developed’

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


9. COVID-19 vaccination and facemask

-Booster jabs encouraged amid slight uptick in COVID cases: DOH

-Confidence in childhood vaccines fell 25 pct in Philippines during pandemic - UNICEF

-Vergeire says COVID-19 booster shots are still not recommended for children aged 12 and below

-DOTr: Face masks still mandatory in trains, buses

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


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