(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 19 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, 5 June, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

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

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Monday, June 5, 2023, issued a commemorative coin set for the 125th Anniversary of Philippine Independence and Nationhood (APIN). The coin set, which featured a P100-, P20-, and P5-coin, was officially launched on Monday at MalacaΓ±ang Palace with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in attendance. BSP

1. Marcos leads launch of commemorative coin set for 125th anniversary of PH independence

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/872058/marcos-leads-launch-of-commemorative-coin-set-for-125th-anniversary-of-ph-independence/story/

2. MAHARLIKA INVESTMENT FUND

-Diokno sees Maharlika Fund fully operational before 2023 ends

-Keep watch on Maharlika Investment Fund, Escudero urges critics

-SSS, GSIS can invest in Maharlika projects: Diokno

-Solon hits Diokno statement on possible GSIS, SSS participation in Maharlika projects

-Maharlika equity return seen at 8.6%

-Mark Villar lists Maharlika bill safeguards

-'Citizens may take action on Maharlika,' says Hontiveros

[GMA News Online, Business Mirror, PhilStar, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News Online, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, CNN PHL Online, People’s Journal]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/872025/diokno-sees-maharlika-fund-fully-operational-before-2023-ends/story/

3. PHIVOLCS raises Mayon Volcano’s alert level from 1 to 2

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/6/5/phivolcs-raises-mayon-volcano-s-alert-level-from-1-to-2

4. BIVALENT COVID-19 VAX

-First batch of bivalent vaccines arrive in PHL

-Bivalent COVID-19 shots should be commercialized, health advocate says

-Bivalent vaccines to boost immunity vs COVID-19: OCTA Research

[CNN PHL Online, PhilStar, BusinessWorld, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News Online, Business Mirror, Manila Standard, manilastandard.net]

5. BoI approves P532B worth of investment pledges

-BOI approvals jump 172%, pursues P1 T worth of leads

[BusinessWorld, Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin, PhilStar, Inquirer]

https://www.bworldonline.com/top-stories/2023/06/05/526623/boi-approves-p532b-worth-of-investment-pledges/

6. RCEP

-Customs outlines rules for RCEP imports, exports

-China vows cooperation as RCEP fully in effect

-‘HINDI PA HANDA’ | Agricultural groups stay vigilant as RCEP formally takes effect in Philippines

[Business Mirror, businessmirror.com, inquirer.net, GMA News Online, philstar.com, Manila Bulletin, News5, Daily Tribune]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/06/05/boc-unwraps-rcep-tariff-terms/

7. INFLATION

-May inflation pegged at slower 6%

-Continued inflation slowdown expected

[Inquirer, Manila Times, Business World, PhilStar, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune]

https://business.inquirer.net/404056/may-inflation-pegged-at-slower-6

8. FOOD STAMP

-Food stamps program beneficiaries to also be linked in DA, DTI job programs —DSWD

-Food stamps to cost P40b

[Manila Standard, GMA News Online, Inquirer, Business Mirror]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/872036/food-stamps-program-beneficiaries-to-also-be-linked-in-da-dti-job-programs-dswd/story/

9. MINDORO BROADCASTER KILLING

-Hunt on for Bunduquin gunman – media security task force

- PNP: Gunman in Mindoro radioman’s killing identified; case to be filed

-Drug surrenderee tagged in radioman’s slay

-Slain broadcaster had no death threats: police

[Inquirer, ABS-CBN News Online, PhilStar, GMA News Online]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1779557/pnp-gunman-in-mindoro-radiomans-killing-identified-case-to-be-filed

10. WEST PHL SEA ISSUES

-Galvez calls for rules-based order amid tensions in South China Sea

-Galvez emphasizes rule of law, multilateralism in addressing 'disputes'

-Philippines, US, Japan boost maritime security ties

[ABS-CBN News Online, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Business Mirror]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/06/04/23/galvez-calls-for-rule-of-law-amid-south-china-sea-tensions

11. TAAL VOLCANO

- Taal’s latest sulfur dioxide emissions not cause for alert level increase — Phivolcs

-Taal volcano showing increase activity

[ABS-CBN News Online, PhilStar, Rappler, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1779623/taals-latest-sulfur-dioxide-emissions-not-cause-for-alert-level-increase-phivolcs

12. Israeli Foreign Minister arrives in Manila

-Philippines, Israel ink environmental protection deal

[PhilStar, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL Online, Inquirer]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/06/05/2271619/israeli-foreign-minister-two-day-philippine-visit-expand-business-ties

13. Admin revises MUP proposal, now offers 3 pension options

[Manila Standard, Business World, Business Mirror]

https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/314337281/admin-revises-mup-proposal-now-offers-3-pension-options.html

14. UN rapporteur seeks to provide insights on Maria Ressa’s pending libel case

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

https://www.rappler.com/nation/united-nations-rapporteur-seeks-provide-insights-maria-ressa-pending-libel-case ine-sea-territory/story/?just_in

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