(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 – Thursday, May 25, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

25 May 2023, Thursday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Mawar update

-Super typhoon Mawar slightly intensifies as it moves closer to PH

-Gov't on alert for super-typhoon 'Mawar' which may trigger monsoon rain in Luzon, Visayas next week

-MMDA readies rescue assets, identifies critical areas for Mawar; ready to help outside NCR in ST Mawar aftermath

-OCD asks public to help spot community hazards ahead of Typhoon Mawar

-PH ports prepare for super typhoon 'Mawar'

-Globe readies personnel ahead of Mawar

-LGUs prepare for ‘Mawar’

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


2. Senate set to approve MIF bill next week; House urged to adopt Senate version

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


3. BIR files 69 tax evasion cases worth P1.8B vs illegal cigarette traders

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


4. Romualdez: 31 of 42 Marcos admin priority bills already passed

[Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Manila Times]


5. Duterte to visit Brunei, Singapore in June

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Times]


6. VP Sara Duterte attends Partners Convergence at the National Museum of Natural History, Manila Sara says DepEd's P895B budget 'not enough’ to achieve goals of MATATAG agenda

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer]


7. DBM OKs release of over P25 billion for 8 million indigents’ health insurance

[Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Times, CNN PHL]


8. Palace launches gov’t’s free paper ‘The Philippine Gazette’

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


9. DOH: 17 more Arcturus cases detected, total at 28 [Inquirer, GMA News, CNN PHL] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/871107/doh-17-more-arcturus-cases-detected-total-at-28

10. BuCor restores visitation privileges of PDLs at Bilibid, CIW

[Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Philstar]


11. Drug war victims see no justice under Marcos admin ­– ICC

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer]


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