(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 – Monday, 19 June 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online and print media monitoring)

19 June 2023, Monday, as of 5:00 p.m.

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. speaks during the Change of Command Ceremony of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) at the PSG Grandstand in MalacaΓ±ang Park, July 4, 2022. Office of the President.

1. Marcos says fake news has no place in modern society

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, News5, Inquirer, Daily Tribune]


2. President Marcos: Filipinos want livelihood, not dole-out

[Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, Pilipino Star Ngayon, The Philippine Star]


3. Mayon Volcano Update

Gov’t prepositioned P1.3 billion in aid for Mayon evacuees –OCD

Mayon displaces 20,000 people; 628 seek medical consultation

Mayon Volcano has had 265 rockfall events, very slow lava flow

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


4. Private sector, lawmaker back Marcos decision to remain as DA chief

[Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Manila Times]


5. PH to attain 100% rice self-sufficiency —Marcos

[Daily Tribune, Manila Times, Manila Bulletin]


6. 60 governors, mayors join President Marcos’ Partido Federal

[Manila Standard, Manila Times, Philstar]


7. LRT-2 to implement fare increase effective August 2

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


8. MUP pensions:

-Senator backs plan on MUP contributions to pension fund

-DOF: GSIS to invest monthly premium for MUP pensions

[Business Mirror, Inquirer, The Philippine Star]


9. Gasoline, diesel, kerosene prices to go down Tuesday



10. COVID-19 update

-Philippines detects first case of omicron subvariant FE.1

-DOH logs 726 new COVID-19 cases, highest in 6 days [GMA News]

-OCTA: PH now at low-risk for COVID 

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


11. End-March external debt up 6.8% to $119B

[Manila Bulletin, The Philippine Star, BusinessMirror]


12. Bangsamoro electoral issue

-BARMM execs ask SC to void Bangsamoro Electoral Code

-BSKE deferment in Bangsamoro region must meet legal grounds – Comelec

[Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, BusinessMirror, Manila Standard, GMA News, Malaya]


13. BFAR launches project to aid WPS fisherfolk

[Inquirer, Manila Times, Manila Standard]


14. PCG monitors possible spill after ferry catches fire in Bohol

- 72 people rescued from burning ferry

[Inquirer, Philstar, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Daily Tribune, Pilipino Star]


15. Bill seeking return to June-March school year filed in House

[GMA News, Philstar, Inquirer]


16. Govt urged to lift cap on motorcycle taxis

[GMA News, Business Mirror, Manila Times]


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