(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 – Thursday, 8 June 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

08 June 2023, Thursday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Mayon update

-Mayon Volcano now under Alert Level 3; rockfall activity doubles in 24 hours —PHIVOLCS

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


2. De Lima drugs case update

-De Lima lawyers to ask court to reconsider dismissal of bail petition

-De Lima disappointed with court’s denial of bail request

-De Lima deserves speedy trial, Hontiveros says after bail plea

-HRW condemns denial of de Lima bail

-Muntinlupa court Branch 256 to rule de Lima’s remaining drug case within 9 months  

-Rights groups, minority lawmakers say denied bail for De Lima 'prolongs injustice'

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


 3. Maharlika Investment Fund

-Pimentel tells Congress: Recalling Maharlika bill approval only way to correct errors

-Diokno defends Maharlika fund vs UPSE colleagues

-UP economists make last-ditch plea vs Maharlika

-Policy tracks, goals of MIF are solid, says House leader Salceda [BM]

-Can GSIS, SSS, invest in Maharlika? Let’s wait for IRR, Villar says

-Maharlika P500 billion capital funding bigger than BSP's: prof [ABS-CBN News]

-Teves slams MIF, salutes Imee Marcos for opposing sovereign fund 

[Business Mirror, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News, One News, ABS-CBN News]


4. Teodoro says he won't restore UP-DND accord

[CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, Manila Tmes] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/06/08/2272388/new-dnd-chief-gibo-says-he-wont-reinstate-dnd-accord

5. Political discord

-Martin-Sara Duterte rift: House leaders back Romualdez, decry ‘political bickering’

-Public barbs by UniTeam leaders signal brewing showdown

-Political discord risks work of ‘supermajority’ to aid Marcos’ vision – solon

[Inquirer, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Philstar, Business Mirror, Rappler]


6. West PHL Sea

-New PH defense chief to China: Earn our trust by following international law

-Marcos to new envoys: We only side with PH, not US or China

-Teodoro: PH courting 'non-traditional' partners for national security, territorial integrity

-PCG questions 'big difference' in China's words, actions in WPS

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, GMA News, Manila Times]


8. Binay: No yielding of 7 barangays amid SC ruling

[Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Philstar]


9. Pag-IBIG released P15.82B cash loans in first quarter of 2023

[GMA News, Manila Standard, Tribune]


10. Herbosa vows to address health workers’ delayed COVID-19 allowance

-Herbosa wants to relax rules on hiring nurses to fight shortage [CNN PHL]

[GMA News, Inquirer, Daily Tribune, CNN PHL]


11. Chedeng intensified but unlikely to directly bring heavy rains —PAGASA

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


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