(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 24 September 2023) Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. Light to moderate winds coming from Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 1.5 meters).

TOP STORIES – Saturday, 17 June 2023

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

17 June 2023, Saturday, as of 4:00 p.m.


1. Mayon Volcano unrest

-Mayon continues 'very slow' effusion of lava, stays under alert level 3

-Speaker backs ‘community pantry’ project for Mayon evacuees

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, BusinessMirror, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


2. Removal of oil from Princess Empress ‘complete’ – PCG

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


3. Afghan refugees:

-DFA: No deal yet on Afghan refugees

-VP Sara opposes plan for PHL to host Afghan refugees

-'Sleepers' worry Imee, intel community

[Inquirer, BusinessMirror, Manila Standard, Philstar]


4. Marcos: China urea donation testament to improving ties

[BusinessMirror, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Manila Standard]


5. Marcos won’t give up agriculture post yet [Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Philstar, Inquirer]


6. De Lima case:

-Judge in De Lima case inhibits

-UN experts renew call to free De Lima after bail denial

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Manila Times]


7. Oil price rollback seen next week [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL]


8. Chinese navy ship tails BFAR vessel in WPS [Rappler, Manila Standard]


9. Bivalent vaccines rolled out next week [Manila Standard, Philstar]


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