(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 22 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 – Tuesday, May 16, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

16 May 2023, Tuesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

Foreign tourists from the Silver Spirit cruise ship are given a Philippine Fiesta-themed welcome as they arrive at the Eva Macapagal Super Terminal in Manila on Feb. 15, 2023. The event marks the restart of cruise tourism in the country after a 3-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Department of Tourism. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News
1. Marcos OKs tourism dev't plan; new slogan out in 'few weeks'

[CNN PHL, Manila Times, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, PhilStar, Inquirer, News5]


2. CA approves appointments of DSWD’s Gatchalian, 50 AFP officials

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


3. In meeting with Marcos, Tulfo suggests gov’t to take back operations of power grid

[PhilStar, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]


4. COVID-19 cases

-'Do not panic, be cautious': DOH confirms local transmission of XBB.1.16 in Western Visayas

-DOH: 43% of COVID-19 deaths in 2023 unvaccinated

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


5. ‘Don’t make a fool out of us’: Senators tell cop involved in drug ops ‘cover-up’

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


6. Philippine officials travel to Kuwait to discuss entry ban

-Ahead of visa talks with Kuwait, DFA firm that OFW shelters are non-negotiable

[ABS-CBN News, Rappler, PhilStar]


7. DBM: Gov’t allots P138.77B for higher education, student subsidies

[Inquirer, GMA News, SunStar]


8. Around 4,000 inmates freed under Marcos admin so far — BuCor

[Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, SunStar]


9. Wrestler Lobreguito wins PH's 52nd gold in Cambodia

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


10. Grab says ready to refund but ‘surprised’ by P9-M fine

[CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News, ANC Alerts]


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