(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Saturday, 22 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 – Friday, May 12, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

12 May 2023, Friday, as of 5:00 p.m.

This photo taken April 28 shows former Sen. Leila de Lima on her way to attending a hearing at the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 204, where her second drug case is pending. Office of Leila de Lima / released

1. De Lima’s drug case

-De Lima, former driver acquitted on 2nd drug case

-Remulla welcomes De Lima’s acquittal

-Lawmakers, netizens, groups, patymates laud de Lima’s acquittal

-Lagman calls for De Lima's 'full exoneration, final liberation'

-Robredo: De Lima acquittal shows her only sin was to stand up for what’s right

-Diplomats welcome De Lima’s acquittal

-De Lima’s brother on her acquittal: Judge did the right thing

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Philstar, GMA News, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Reuters, Al Jazeera]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/05/12/2265548/muntinlupa-court-acquits-de-lima-2nd-drug-case

2. Deployment ban in Kuwait

-DFA: PH eyeing to lift deployment ban in Kuwait 

-PHL seeks 'mutually satisfactory solution' with Kuwait on deployment, visa issues

-DMW says it is prioritizing welfare of OFWs amid Kuwait visa suspension

-Pro-OFW solon wants answers on Kuwait visa suspension

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, News5, Rappler]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/dispatch/869834/dfa-ph-eyeing-to-lift-deployment-ban-in-kuwait

3. SEA Games update

Sara Duterte wants end to communist insurgency during Marcos admin – exec

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1768399/sara-duterte-wants-end-to-communist-insurgency-during-marcos-admin-exec

4. Hontiveros meets Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipe

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/5/12/peace-is-our-only-option-hontiveros-insists-in-meeting-with-taiwan-leader

5. Marcos says 'open' to nuclear power technology

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/05/04/2263618/marcos-open-cutting-edge-micro-nuclear-fuel-technology

6. COVID-19 update

-Marcos: No need to adjust COVID-19 health status after WHO declaration

-Philippines detects 3 more cases of Arcturus; total now 4 [GMA News, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News]

-Gatchalian: Education recovery a must as global Covid-19 emergency ends [MB]

[CNN PHL, Manila Times, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/12/23/philippines-logs-3-more-cases-of-arcturus-total-now-4

7. SC suspends afternoon work Friday for disinfection amid increase in COVID-19 cases

[CNN PHL, DZBB, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/869846/sc-suspends-afternoon-work-friday-for-disinfection-amid-increase-in-covid-19-cases

8. Insurgency

-Sara: Time to end insurgency problem

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/05/12/2265669/sara-time-end-insurgency-problem

9. National Privacy Commission receives bomb threat on Facebook post, workers evacuated

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

https://www.rappler.com/technology/national-privacy-commission-bomb-threat-facebook-post-worke

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