(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 – Wednesday, April 26, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

26 April 2023, Wednesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Sudan crisis:

-DFA: Filipino hit by stray bullet in Sudan, PHL officials figure in accident

-DFA says 300 more Filipinos move out of Sudan but are stuck in border

[DZBB, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, News5, Rappler, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


2. Balikatan exercises:

-Marcos witnesses 'Balikatan' 2023 drills, hopes PHL could benefit from enhanced cooperation with US

-AFP, US forces sink 'enemy ship' in Balikatan main event

[Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, News5, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL]


3. COVID-19 pandemic:

-DOH: First ‘Arcturus’ case in PH asymptomatic, already recovered

-DOH denies return of mandatory masks in Metro Manila

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


4. SIM registration:

-DICT: No more extension after addt’l 90-day SIM registration period expires

-NTC discourages telcos from using emergency alerts for SIM registration

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


5. Internet speeds in PH improve in March 2023 — Ookla

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Daily Tribune, Inquirer]


6. Marcos commits to deeper ties with Ecuador

[Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Daily Tribune]


7. Cynthia Villar may file charges over viral video of incident with subdivision guards [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, Rappler, Philstar]


8. 990-kilo shabu haul controversy:

-Former anti-drug chief: Syndicates behind 990-kilo shabu haul ‘succeeded’ in incriminating cops

-Solons slam PNP official's claim that Mayo could escape charges due to House probe

[CNN PHL, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]



9. Fire hits informal settlers’ compound in Cavite City [Rappler, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]


10. World War II vintage bomb found at a construction site in UST [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]


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