(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 18 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 310 km East Northeast of Davao City (8.3°N, 128.2°E). Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Mindanao. 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 cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to LPA. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to heavy rains. 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 Northeast to Northwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).


Monday, 03 July 2023

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

3 July 2023, Monday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Tourism ad mess update

- DOT terminates deal with ad agency in ‘Love the Philippines’ campaign; probes promotional video 

-Ad firm admits ‘foreign stock footage’ used in PH promo 

-Tourism ad draws flak

[Manila Times, Philstar, One News PH, Business World, Inquirer, CNN PHL, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, Rappler]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/874648/dot-ends-deal-with-ad-agency-over-stock-video-in-love-the-philippines-campaign

2. PBBM at PAF 76th anniversary

-PBBM leads PAF 76th anniversary; says PH Air Force must be resilient amid ‘geopolitical challenges’

-ParreΓ±o: PAF shaping to be more capable, credible, sustainable force

-Romualdez joins PBBM PAF anniversary celebration

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1796576/marcos-says-paf-must-be-resilient-amid-geopolitical-challenges

3. PBBM, family surprise Imelda on 94th b-day; Greets mom good health

[Philstar, Manila Standard, Malaya, One News PH, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Pilipino Star, Daily Tribune]

https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/314345792/pbbm-family-surprise-imelda-on-94th-b-day.html

4. PBBM inspection of housing project in Pampanga update

-Marcos to nat'l gov't, LGUs: Build 1-M houses yearly; lauds private sector support to nat'l housing program

-Acuzar: Over 100K houses in 4PH program could be used by next year

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/7/3/marcos-urges-local-nat-l-government-to-reach-housing-goal

5. Marcos able to craft 'very clear, definite' foreign policy in first year of presidency— analyst

- Sara thanks Marcos as tandem marks first year in office; Hails PBBM for ‘successful’ first year in office

- PBBM, VP Sara trust, approval ratings ‘stable’, survey says

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

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/07/03/news/national/marcos-gains-in-foreign-policy-lauded

6. Oil price rollback set Tuesday

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/07/03/23/oil-firms-to-cut-diesel-gasoline-prices-on-july-4

 7. MRT fare hike

-MRT3 files petition to hike fare;

-Improve your service before increasing fare, Villafurte tells LRT, MRT

-DOTR says LRT 'deserves' fare hikes after repeated petition denials

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/874623/mrt3-files-petition-for-fare-hike

8. COVID-19

-Albay COVID-19 positivity rate rises to 21.6% –OCTA

-DOH records 2,747 new COVID-19 cases from June 26 to July 2

[GMA News, Philstar, Inquirer, Pilipino Star Ngayon, CNN PHL]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1796476/covid-19-positivity-rate-in-metro-manila-decreases-further-to-4-9-octa

9.  Wage and benefits update

-Zubiri says workers need additional P100 wage hike amid rising cost of goods

-Workers push for 'living wage'

-DOLE: Decision on wage hike pleas in 4 regions may be out by September

[Pilipino Star, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Philstar]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/07/03/23/zubiri-p40-minimum-wage-hike-not-enough

10. Photojournalist shooting update

-PNP: 5 persons of interest in QC shooting of photojourn identified; rules out media job as reason for shooting

-Niece of ambushed journo dies

[Daily Tribune, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/874626/pnp-5-persons-of-interest-in-qc-shooting-of-photojourn-identified

11. Congress fast tracks bills to reduce number of jobless Filipinos

[Pilipino Star, Remate, Pilipino Mirror, RMN News]

https://www.philstar.com/pilipino-star-ngayon/bansa/2023/07/03/2278187/mga-batas-sa-paglikha-ng-mas-maraming-trabaho-negosyo-inaapura-na-ng-kongreso

12. CHED: Sexual assault at UP Diliman ‘wake-up call’ to review security policy

[GMA News, Rappler, CNN PHL]

-UP Diliman student sexually assaulted on campus; security policy review sought

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/874614/ched-sexual-assault-at-up-diliman-wake-up-call-to-review-security-policy

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