(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 18 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 –Wednesday, May 03, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

03 May 2023, Wednesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. US firms eyeing to hire 75,000 Filipino seafarers

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


2. Pimentel files resolution seeking to probe “long delayed” issuance of National IDs

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


3. Vaccine maker, BPO firm mull PH expansion

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


4. Bryan Co named MIAA officer-in-charge after chief Chiong's suspension



5. Four passengers injured after train activates 'emergency break' system, says MRT-3

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


6. NWRB cuts water allocation for irrigation from May 1 to 10

[GMA News, News5, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin]


7. Plane overshoots runway in Isabela; 9 passengers safe

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


8. West PHL Sea

-US stands with PH vs. Chinese 'intimidation' in South China Sea —US State Dep't official

-Bong Go urges China to stop all forms of bullying, encroachment in the West PH Sea

-Over 100 Chinese militia ships linger in Julian Felipe Reef: coast guard

-PHL needs US support in building our capability for our own self defense – Romualdez [

-Rodriguez calls China a 'frenemy'; says even Digong got fed up

[GMA News, Rappler, Reuters, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/868845/us-stands-with-ph-vs-chinese-intimidation-in-south-china-sea-us-state-dep-t-official

9. Sugar anomaly

-SRA mulls selling smuggled sugar in supermarkets

-SRA works to lower sugar price to P85 per kilo; Open to possible probe on high sugar prices

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


10. Western Visayas power crisis

-Zubiri calls on DOE and NGCP to solve Western Visayas blackouts

-Poe seeks probe, long-term solutions to Panay Island brownouts [

-NGCP energizes P52-B Mindanao-Visayas interconnection 

-Sen. Tulfo hits pricey electricity in PHL, vows to summon DOE and ERC officials when session resumes

-Solons seek probe on massive Western Visayas blackout

-NGCP energizes P52-B Mindanao-Visayas interconnection

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


11. PAGASA: LPA off Negros Oriental to bring rains in parts of PH

[Manila Bulletin, Philstar, DZBB, GMA News]


12. MIAA power outage

-Poe faults MIAA for power outages

-MIAA needed P1 billion for generators; why request just now? Poe asks

-NAIA’s new electrical system won’t necessarily cost P1 billion —Recto

-This House leader calls for 'complete check-up' of NAIA

-Zubiri on NAIA mess: Fix airport issues or let foreigners manage

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


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