(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 23 May 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 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 Easterlies. 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 East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).


TOP STORIES – Wednesday, May 24, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

24 May 2023, Wednesday, as of 9:00 a.m.

1. Weather disturbance:

-Philippines braces for as 'Mawar' intensifies into super typhoon

-DSWD bracing for super typhoon; relief, disaster response set

-PAGASA: Super typhoon unlikely to make landfall

-PAGASA: Super typhoon to stir habagat rains despite unlikely direct hit

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/870883/philippines-braces-for-super-typhoon-mawar/story/

2. House panel OKs bill prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity [Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/870910/house-panel-oks-bill-prohibiting-discrimination-based-on-sexual-orientation-gender-identity/story/

3. Bato dela Rosa kneels, asks cops to tell truth in Senate drug haul probe [Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/870890/ex-pnp-chief-bato-dela-rosa-kneels-asks-cops-to-tell-truth-in-senate-probe-of-p6-7-billion-drug-haul/story/

4. Go floats idea of Duterte becoming as anti-drug czar [GMA News, Inquirer, News5, Manila Standard]

https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/314333576/rody-as-anti-drug-czar-sen-go-floats-idea-to-pnp.html

5. Marcos commits to continue rebuilding Marawi [Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/870902/marcos-commits-to-continue-rebuilding-marawi/story/

6. DOJ still confident of winning case vs Teves despite suspects’ recantations [CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1773491/doj-remains-confident-of-winning-case-vs-teves

7. Magnitude 5 earthquake hits Sarangani [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/5/24/Sarangani-M5-quake-Wednesday.html

8. One dead as fire hits residential area in Quezon City [DZBB, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/870943/fire-hits-residential-area-in-quezon-city/story/

9. It’s time to legalize motorcycles as taxis —Poe [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1773539/its-time-to-legalize-motorcycles-as-taxis-poe

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