(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 – Monday, 24 July, 2023

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

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

1. SONA 2023

-Marcos delivers 2nd SONA

-Sandro Marcos: Pa’s 2nd SONA to last 1 hour and 25 mins, had 'a lot' of revisions

-Ex-President Duterte, Imelda Marcos skip Marcos' 2nd SONA

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN Philippines, Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Abante Tonite, Daily Tribune, The Manila Times, Pilipino Star Ngayon, GMA News, Bulgar, Remate, Rappler] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/07/24/2283031/live-updates-marcos-state-nation-address-2023

2. Beyond the first year: Expectations for Marcos’ second SONA

-Marcos urged: Present 'battle plan' for nation

-Ease of doing business tops business sector’s wish list in SONA

-Address housing woes, says urban poor groups

-Business groups say: A year after, it’s game time for BBM

-Labor wants to hear BBM agenda for workers

-Marcos pressed to state 'concrete' plans for teachers, education sector

-Solon hopes Marcos will include Mindanao railway plan in his 2nd Sona

-Amnesty for ex-Moro rebels is Bangsamoro’s wish during President’s SONA

-Marcos must issue strong message against climate polluters, says group

-Legarda hopes PBBM to tackle PH's environmental issues  

-‘Concrete ways to address food security woes needed’

-‘Proactive steps needed vs. El NiΓ±o’

-SONA, Fed decision seen driving market

-Globe presents proposed reforms in telecom sector

-‘PHL digitization successful if Marcos’s order followed’

[Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, Manila Standard, Abante Tonite, Daily Tribune, The Manila Times, Pilipino Star Ngayon, GMA News, Bulgar, Remate, News5]


3. Groups mark Marcos’ second SONA with protest to call for urgent actions

-Activists burn "Doble Kara" PBBM effigy

-Groups call for human rights protection, wage hike in SONA 2023

-Marcos urged to legislate wage increase like MIF

-Bayan leads 'People's Sona' ahead of Marcos' address

-PNP targets zero-violence SONA, but says ready for the worst

-High-tech drones, 22,000 police secure SONA 2023

-AFP deploys 500 personnel to augment PNP during SONA

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune. GMA News, CNN Philippines, ABS-CBN News]


4. Transportation strike pushes through on day of Marcos’ second SONA

[Philippine Daily Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, The Philippine Star, Pilipino Star Ngayon, News5]



-More areas in Luzon, Visayas under Signal No. 2 as typhoon Egay moves closer

-OCD: Over 6,700 barangays nationwide may be affected by Egay

-PCG on heightened alert

-Private sector employees may opt to skip work – DOLE

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN Philippines, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Rappler]


6. Pinoy families rating themselves as poor down to 45%

[Malaya Business Insight, Manila Bulletin, CNN Philippines, Rappler]


7. COVID-19 threat:

-Wearing face masks voluntary on public transpo as Marcos lifts public emergency

-Senators call for vigilance despite lifting of public health emergency

-Concepcion: COVID-19 spawned Pinoy unity

-Marcos maintains policy on use of COVID-19 jabs

[Philippine Star, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, Business Mirror, Remate]



-Senate, House open for second regular session

-Budget, Ledac bills priority as Congress reopens today

-No coup: Zubiri opens Second Regular Session of Senate

-Senate to ‘sail against the wind,’ won’t be dictated by ‘political weathervane’ — Zubiri

-House to double efforts vs agri smuggling in 2nd regular session — Romualdez

-Speaker cites reduced inflation, unemployment under Bongbong Marcos administration

[Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Manila Times, GMA News, Rappler, BusinessMirror, Manila Standard, Abante Tonite, Daily Tribune]




-Pimentel in talks with groups to question Maharlika; says he's willing to be co-petitioner

-All eyes on composition of Maharlika fund’s board

-MIF could attract Malaysian investors

-House Speaker starts Maharlika promo blitz; says Japan, US, Middle East interested

[CNN Philippines, ABS-CBN News, Manila Standard, Business World, The Manila Times, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, BusinessMirror] https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/7/24/pimentel-maharlika-co-petitioner.html


-DBM to submit P5.7-T nat’l budget to Congress

-House eyes approval of P5.76-T budget by October

[The Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, The Manila Times] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/07/24/2283355/dbm-submit-p57-trillion-national-budget-congress


-Teodoro: Pension reform law for soldiers passed by yearend, implementation takes time

-Pensions for retired uniformed personnel assured

[GMA News, Daily Tribune, The Manila Times, Pilipino Star Ngayon] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/876727/teodoro-pension-reform-law-for-soldiers-passed-by-yearend-implementation-takes-time/story/

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