(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, 10 July 2023

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

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

1. Palace eyes free OECs via mobile app for OFWs

[Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Standard, BusinessMirror, Manila Bulletin, PhilStar, ABS-CBN News, Abante Tonite, CNN Philippines]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1799432/palace-eyes-free-oecs-via-mobile-app-for-ofws

2. WATER SUPPLY

-Govt urges water conservation as El NiΓ±o impacts Angat dam

-MWSS: Water concessionaires implement augmentation measures to lessen impact of service interruption

-Poe wants water interruption probe

-Angat Dam now below minimum operating level; water interruptions in parts of NCR

-Zamora: Regulating businesses' water usage up to NCR LGUs

-Angat water level continues to drop

[CNN Philippines, Inquirer, BusinessMirror, Manila Times, The Philippine Star, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Rappler]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/7/9/denr-wrmo-bulletin-no2-water-conservation-el-nino.html

3. Imee questions ‘covert’ US military flights in PH

-Salceda: Solons must know reason behind expanded US military presence in PH

-What's the reason behind US 'covert flights' in PH? Castro wants to know

[ABS-CBN News, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Standard, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Pilipino Mirror, Manila Bulletin]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/07/09/23/imee-flags-presence-of-more-us-military-planes-in-ph

4. PHL-KOREA RELATION

-Marcos eyes stronger ties with South Korea

-Marcos accepts credentials of new SoKor ambassador

-South Korea's president may visit Philippines by 2024 — Palace

[Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, PhilStar, CNN Philippines, Inquirer]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/07/10/marcos-eyes-stronger-ties-with-south-korea/

5. Marcos admin aims for ‘A’ level investment grade rating

[Inquirer, GMA News, CNN Philippines]

https://business.inquirer.net/409511/marcos-admin-aims-for-a-level-investment-grade-rating

6. Marcos gets $600-million World Bank loan for agriculture, fisheries development

[Rappler, GMA News, Inquirer]

https://www.rappler.com/business/philippines-gets-world-bank-loan-agriculture-fisheries-development-july-2023/

7. Carmona now Cavite's 8th city

[Manila Times, Manila Standard, The Philippine Star, Inquirer]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/07/10/regions/carmona-now-cavites-8th-city/1899887

8. WEST PHL SEA

-AFP, PCG dispersing Chinese ships off WPS

-AFP, PCG boost patrols vs Chinese ships in West Philippine Sea

-French Embassy raises concerns on developments in South China Sea

- Third party might turn SCS into 'sea of war' - Chinese official

[Daily Tribune, The Philippine Star, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Times]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/07/10/afp-pcg-dispersing-chinese-ships-off-wps/

9. Meralco cuts July power rate by P0.7213/kWh

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

https://business.inquirer.net/409529/meralco-cuts-july-power-rate-by-p0-7213-kwh

10. Gasoline prices down; diesel and kerosene up Tuesday

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippines, Inquirer]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/companies/875313/gasoline-prices-down-diesel-and-kerosene-up-tuesday/story/?just_in

11. AFP MODERNIZATION

- Retrain military to improve readiness – President Marcos

[BusinessMirror, The Philippine Star, Pilipino Mirror]

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2023/07/10/modernization-includes-soldiersmorale-welfare-pres-marcos/

12. MAYON VOLCANO

-PHIVOLCS: Mayon Volcano logged 109 earthquakes, 19 PDCs in past 24 hrs

[GMA News, Inquirer, PhilStar, Rappler]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/science/875306/phivolcs-mayon-volcano-logged-109-earthquakes-19-pdcs-in-past-24-hrs/story/?just_in

13. Villafuerte urges gov't to ready funds for ASF vaccine rollout

-FDA appeals: Produce ASF drugs, vax

[Manila Bulletin, BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/7/10/villafuerte-urges-gov-t-to-ready-funds-for-asf-vaccine-rollout

14. Speaker: Agri law to hike rice output 40%

[Manila Standard, People’s Tonight, Abante Tonite]

https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/314348334/speaker-agri-law-to-hike-rice-output-40.html

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