(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 – Thursday, May 18, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

18 May 2023, Thursday, as of 9:00 a.m.

1. House leaderships:

-Gonzales replaces Arroyo as House Senior Deputy Speaker

-Arroyo says replacement as senior deputy speaker was House's prerogative

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


2. Marcos to revive Philsucor to help finance sugar cooperatives [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News]


3. Violence vs women applies not only to husbands or fathers but also to women in lesbian relationships [Business Mirror, CNN PHL, Daily Tribune, Malaya, News5, Philstar, Rappler, Manila Bulletin]


4. COMELEC approves internet voting for overseas voters in 2025 polls [DZBB, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


5. LPA spotted off Mindanao, likely to develop into a storm in 3 days [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Philstar, Manila Times]


6. COVID pandemic:

-COVID admissions up but manageable –group

-Metro Manila positivity rate at 25.9%

[GMA News, Manila Times, Inquirer]


7. Abandoned bag with over P19 million worth of shabu found in NAIA [GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]


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