(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 – Wednesday, 05 July 2023

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

5 July 2023, Wednesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. signs the renewal agreement of Malampaya Service Contract No. 38 at the President’s Hall in Malacanang on Monday, May 15, 2023.  (File photo by Yummie Dingding/ PPA POOL)

1. Maharlika bill now with the Office of the President

[Manila Bulletin, Pilipino Mirror, The Philippine Star, GMA News, Manila Standard, Rappler, Manila Times, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Daily Tribune]


2. Inflation cools down further to 5.4% in June 2023; PBBM urges to explore new ideas, technologies to curb inflation further [Philstar, Manila Bulletin, MT, Inquirer, GMA News]

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


3. Marcos to smugglers, hoarders: 'Your days are numbered'

-No deadline for agriculture smuggling probe - PBBM

-DOJ to form task force vs onion smuggling

-House leader hails PBBM's 'decisive action' vs onion cartel

-‘Sana magbunga na’ says solon on govt probe on ‘onion cartel’

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


4. PBBM set to issue order lifting Covid public health emergency–DOH chief

[Manila Standard, Pilipino Mirror, Pilipino Star Ngayon, The Philippine Star, Manila Times, BusinessMirror, ABS-CBN News]


5. PH debt surges to P14.10 trillion as of May

[CNN PHL, Manila Times, BusinessMirror, Philstar, GMA News]


6. Agriculture

-Bongbong Marcos: Let’s use science to tackle livestock diseases

-Marcos warns of dangers on poultry, livestock; urges vigilance

-PH making progress in procurement of avian influenza vaccines, says Marcos 

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


7. Go describes PBBM performance: So far, so good

[Daily Tribune, Manila Times, Pilipino Mirror, Remate, People’s Journal]


8. Tourism ad fiasco

-Controversial ‘Love the Philippines’ slogan stays

-DOT's ‘Love the Philippines’ campaign already 'unsalvageable' —Sen. Binay

-Senators back tourism chief Frasco: ‘Let’s give her a chance’; rally behind Frasco

-DoT firing of DDB backed

-DoT urged to consult the public for 'genuine rebrand' of tourism sector

[Manila Bulletin, ANC, GMA News, Philstar, Daily Tribune]


9. PBBM leads 2nd LEDAC meeting [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Philstar, Rappler]


10. West PHL Sea

-PCG: Chinese vessels made 'dangerous maneuvers' near PH ships in Ayungin Shoal

-Lawmakers slam another China aggression vs PH Coast Guard ships in WPS

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


11. NBI detainee’s joyride: Jad Dera admits leaving detention ‘four times’

[GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, CNN PHL]


12. On 4th of July, Marcos hails ‘deep’ PH-US ties

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


13. DOJ to probe alleged irregularities in 119-kilo drug case

[Manila Standard, Pilipino Mirror, Pilipino Star Ngayon, The Philippine Star, GMA News]


14. CA affirms dismissal of 4 BI employees

[Manila Times, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Rappler]


15. Court acquits ex-La Union lawmaker

[Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Daily Tribune]


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