(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 – Monday, May 22, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

22 May 2023, Monday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Manila Central Post Office building fire:

-BFP: 7 hurt, P300M worth of damage in MCPO fire

-MCPO to relocate operation following tragic fire

-Heritage advocates lament MCPO fire

-Senate seeks immediate restoration of fire-hit Manila Post Office building

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/870739/bfp-7-hurt-p300m-worth-of-damage-in-manila-central-post-office-fire/story/?just_in

2. National ID:

-MCPO building fire sparks worries over parcels, national IDs

-PSA says national IDs affected by MCPO fire to be replaced for free

-PSA: Only Manila-bound PhilIDs affected by Manila Central Post Office fire

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

https://interaksyon.philstar.com/trends-spotlights/2023/05/22/251651/manila-post-office-building-fire-sparks-worries-over-parcels-national-ids/

3. Tugade's resignation:

-LTO chief Jose Art Tugade resigns over differences with DOTr

-DOTr chief says he ‘appreciates’ Tugade’s stint at LTO; no word on replacement yet

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/05/22/2268163/lto-chief-jose-art-tugade-resigns-over-differences-dotr

4. Marcos meets with ADB president, senior officials::

-Marcos says Philippines eyeing food stamp program with ADB

-Marcos hopes ADB sustains support for big projects in PHL

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/22/23/philippines-eyeing-food-stamp-program-marcos

5. Marcos: PHL to refocus on economy after WHO declares end to COVID emergency [Philstar, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/business/2023/5/22/marcos-economy-end-covid-emergency.html

6. Sandiganbayan acquits Napoles in 16 pork barrel scam cases

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, Inquirer, CNN PHL Online]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1772643/fwd-sandiganbayan-acquits-napoles-in-16-graft-raps-due-to-pork-barrel-scam

7. Degamo slay suspect recants, denies knowing Arnie Teves, Marvin Miranda [Manila Bulletin, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/870737/degamo-slay-suspect-recants-denies-knowing-arnie-teves-marvin-miranda/story/?just_in

8. Gasoline, diesel prices up for second straight week Tuesday; kerosene down [DZBB, Inquirer, News5, ABS-CBN News,CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/motoring/870723/gasoline-and-diesel-prices-up-for-second-straight-week-tuesday-kerosene-down/story/

9. 28 hurt as fast craft collides with cargo vessel off Cebu

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/870721/28-hurt-as-fast-craft-collides-with-cargo-vessel-off-cebu/story/?just_in

10. Visayan bloc backs Romualdez amid House coup rumors

[DZBB, Inquirer, CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/870749/visayan-bloc-backs-romualdez-amid-house-coup-rumors/story/?just_in

11. PNP monitoring 48 active, potential private armed groups ahead of 2023 brgy, SK polls [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/870726/pnp-monitoring-48-active-potential-private-armed-groups-ahead-of-2023-brgy-sk-polls/story/?just_in

12. Paolo Duterte offers P1 million reward for info on Davao City architect's slay [Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/870740/paolo-duterte-offers-p1-million-reward-for-info-on-davao-city-architect-s-slay/story/?just_in

13. Padilla bill pushes death penalty for elective officials, law enforcers involved in illegal drugs [Inquirer, News5, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/5/22/padilla-bill-pushes-death-penalty-for-elective-officials-law-enforcers-involved-in-illegal-drugs

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