(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 18 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 – Sunday, 13 August, 2023

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

13 August 2023, Sunday, as of 4:00 p.m.


-China seeks joint solution with PH on sea dispute

-After water cannon attacks, Beijing now seeks calm

-Philippines to resist if China removes Sierra Madre

-PCG urges Filipinos to combat fake news on West Philippine Sea issue on social media

-Robin Padilla wants development projects for Pag-asa Island residents

-Chiz: AFP brass shouldn’t talk foreign policy on WPS issue

[The Manila Times, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, PhilStar, GMA News, CNN Philippines, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer]


2. Marcos Okays 5-year national security policy

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


3. BI looks into involvement of foreigners in Manila Bay reclamation activities

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



-PCO, gov’t agencies to combat fake news with new campaign

-Palace to work with Google, Meta, Tiktok, X in fight vs fake news

-Escudero backs admin’s fight vs fake news but urges gov’t to include DICT in new media literacy program

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


5. BBM urged to enforce iron fist on PNP

[The Philippine Star, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard]


6. OCTA: 70% of Pinoys want to assert PH's territorial rights via diplomacy, peaceful means

[GMA News, CNN Philippines, Manila Bulletin]


7. Makati: Taguig tried to take over public schools

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



8. Admin preparing amnesty package for rebel returnees

[Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, GMA News]


9. Former Manila Vice Mayor Danilo Lacuna dies at 85

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News Online, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Manila Times, PhilStar]


10. Aftershocks expected as magnitude 5.7 quake hits Batanes

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


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