(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 – Tuesday, May 23, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

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

1. Veteran journalist Joe Torres named PIA chief

[Inquirer, Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, DZBB, Manila Standard, ABS-CBN News] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/05/23/2268437/veteran-journalist-joe-torres-named-pia-chief

2. Media giant ABS-CBN Corp. shuts down TeleRadyo by June 30

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


3. Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on sugar shipments in PH

-Panganiban says Marcos pushed for sugar importation through selected traders

-No irregularity in ‘Sugar Fiasco 2.0’ import order – Bersamin

-Hontiveros sees ‘cartel behavior’ behind high sugar prices 

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


4. COMELEC denies Impact Hub Manila’s P15.3-M claim as payment for the conduct of the botched 2022 elections debates

[GMA News, Rappler, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/870836/comelec-thumbs-down-impact-hub-s-p15-3m-claim-due-to-lack-of-documents/story/?just_in

5. Court acquits 43 Kidapawan farmers tagged in assaulting cops in 2016 rally 

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


6. Sec. Gatchalian: Food stamp program may start in early 2024 

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


7. Senate cites in contempt ex-cop Mayo, superior Ibanez over ₱6.7-B drug haul

[ANC, Rappler, CNN PHL, Inquirer, GMA News, News5]


8. More suspects in Degamo slay recanted testimonies -lawyer

[ANC, GMA News, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


9. House ethics panel sets hearing on Teves’ continuous absence

[GMA News, Inquirer, CNN PHL]


10. Napoles’ acquittal an offense to Filipinos—Hontiveros

[Inquirer, Rappler, Manila Bulletin]


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