(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 21 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 135 km West Southwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.1°N, 120.0°E). Meanwhile, another LPA was estimated based on all available data at 880 km East of Eastern Visayas (11.1°N, 133.8°E). 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 Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times 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 Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).


TOP STORIES – Friday, 21 July, 2023

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

21 July 2023, Friday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Marcos: We're done talking with ICC

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/876508/marcos-we-re-done-talking-with-icc/story/?just_in

2. OTHER ICC-PHL CASE ISSUES

-SolGen: Marcos Jr. OKs Philippine disengagement with ICC

-Philippines should allow ICC probers, question jurisdiction later —Rodriguez

-Sa drug war probe ng ICC Tolentino kay Bato: ‘Chill, relax lang’

-Reconsider drug probe ruling, DOJ asks ICC

- Guevarra says Philippines to focus on drug war probe, prosecution

-Dismissal of murder raps vs drug war cops only necessitates ICC probe — Centerlaw

-Tolentino urges SolGen to monitor ICC proceedings amid PH disengagement

-After PH disengagement, families of drug war victims can still submit evidence to ICC: lawyer

-Guevarra says Phl has no legal duty to cooperate with ICC

-Ex Pres Duterte’s speeches, statements, data from families ‘of victims’ to be presented as evidence before ICC

[ABS-CBN News, The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Abante Tonite, Manila Standard, Abante Tonite, Pilipino Star Ngayon, GMA News, People’s Journal, Daily Tribune, CNN Philippines]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/07/20/23/marcos-jr-oks-philippine-disengagement-with-icc-osg

3. SONA 2023

-Batasang Pambansa on lockdown ahead of SONA

-All systems go for Marcos' 2nd SONA – House official

-Nolcom vows safe, secure PBBM SONA

-Former Presidents Rody, Erap, GMA to attend SONA

-PNP to implement maximum tolerance during SONA rally

-MCPO prepares for anti-Marcos protests on Monday

-Revilla confident PBBM’s SONA will address urgent national concern

-CHR welcomes PNP's implementation of maximum tolerance for SONA Protests

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippines, Manila Bulletin, People’s Tonight, Cebu Daily News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/876440/batasang-pambansa-on-lockdown-ahead-of-sona/story/

4. MAHARLIKA INVESTMENT FUND

-Government launches Maharlika microsite

-Villafuerte pushes nationwide IEC blitz on merits of Maharlika Investment Fund

-DFA: Maharlika Fund likely to be promoted during Marcos' Malaysia state visit

[The Philippine Star, The Manila Times, BusinessMirror, People’s Tonight, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/07/21/2282726/government-launches-maharlika-microsite

5. Bongbong Marcos, VP Duterte, Romualdez get high approval rating

[Inquirer, The Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Daily Tribune]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1804835/bongbong-marcos-vp-duterte-romualdez-get-high-approval-rating

6. Bongbong Marcos will fly to Malaysia a day after 2nd SONA – DFA

-Malaysian PM Anwar looks forward to Marcos' state visit this month, eyes stronger ties – envoy

-Marcos to explore Halal industry, Islamic banking in pacts Malaysia visit

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1805026/fwd-marcos-headed-to-malaysia-a-day-after-2nd-sona

7. ‘Admin’s performance rating dips to 60%; Inflation still top concern’

[Manila Standard, Remate, CNN Philippines]

https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/314351928/admins-performance-rating-dips-to-60-inflation-still-top-concern.html

8. Marcos to PMMA graduates: Maintain PH global maritime industry leadership

-Patience and resilience is key, PMMA grads told

-Marcos directs related agencies to help improve maritime education

[Manila Bulletin, The Manila Times, The Philippine Star, BusinessMirror, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/7/19/marcos-to-maritime-graduates-maintain-ph-s-name-as-global-figure-asset-in-maritime-industry

9. Pinoy pride: Maya-5 and Maya-6 satellites launched into space

[Rappler, Manila Times, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.rappler.com/science/maya-5-6-cube-satellites-launched-space-july-2023/

10. Bongbong Marcos inaugurates P25.2-B Zamboanga Peninsula road project

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1805071/bongbong-marcos-inaugurates-p25-2-b-mindanao-road-

11. Marcos: Upholding national interest, Filipino security are govt’s priorities

Marcos calls NICA, NSC the ‘silent guardians who protect us’

[GMA News, Manila Times, Inquirer]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/876499/marcos-upholding-national-interest-filipino-security-are-govt-s-priorities/story/?just_in

12. NATIONAL DEFENSE

-PH keeps keen eye on Taiwan situation

‘Gibo’ says US renews pledge to support PHL defense upgrade

-Teodoro: No new talks on increasing EDCA sites

-Defense chief wants to know outcome of Duterte-Xi meet

[Philippine Daily Inquirer, CNN Philippines ,BusinessMirror, Manila Standard, Manila Times, GMA News]

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/216783/ph-keeps-keen-eye-on-taiwan-situation

13. WEST PHL SEA

-BBM’s adviser on WPS to address incursions, near-collisions

-‘PH to refocus WPS efforts’

-WPS czar Centino said present admin wants ‘focus’ on geopolitical issues

[The Philippine Star, Manila Standard, Inquirer]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/07/21/2282711/marcos-jrs-adviser-west-philippine-sea-address-incursions-near-collisions

14. LPA east of Southern Luzon now TD Egay

[GMA News, Inquirer, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, Pilipino Star Ngayon, CNN Philippines, PhilStar, Daily Tribune]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/weather/876485/lpa-east-of-southern-luzon-now-td-egay/story/?just_in

15. Ex-AFP vice chief Mison passes away

[Business Mirror, Manila Standard, Manila Times]

https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/314351913/ex-afp-vice-chief-mison-passes-away.html

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