(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 18 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 310 km East Northeast of Davao City (8.3°N, 128.2°E). Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Mindanao. 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 LPA. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to 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 Northeast to Northwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).


TOP STORIES – Friday, 4 August, 2023

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

04 August 2023, Friday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Inflation cools anew, but recent typhoons pose threats

[Inquirer, GMA News, Rappler, DZBB, ABS-CBN News, Manila Times, CNN PHL, Business Mirror, Daily Tribune]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/business/2023/8/4/psa-inflation-july.html

2. Marcos appoints Marius Corpus as GCG chairman, SC spox Hosaka as commissioner

[ABS-CBN News, Rappler, Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Standard, CNN PHL, Philstar, Daily Tribune]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/877900/marcos-appoints-sc-spox-hosaka-as-gcg-commissioner

3. Hunger survey

-SWS: 10.4% of Filipino families experience hunger

-SWS survey showing more Filipinos going hungry justifies need for food stamp program — DSWD spox

[Daily Tribune, Philstar, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/08/04/2286043/sws-more-pinoys-went-hungry-q2

4. Typhoon Egay aftermath

-NDRRMC: Reported deaths due to Typhoon Egay rise to 29, only 2 validated

-NDRRMC: 3M Filipinos affected by 'Egay,' habagat

-Egay’s damage to agri now at P4.47B, says DA

-Prompt renovation of schools damaged by Egay, habagat sought

-'Our rice supply is more than enough'—DA Usec

-Municipality of Lingayen in Pangasinan placed under state of calamity

[CNN PHL, Philstar, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Rapplers]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1812223/ndrrmc-reported-deaths-due-to-typhoon-egay-rise-to-29-only-2-validated

5. DBM chief defends fund hike for intel, Marcos trips

-Lagman responds to DBM chief's remarks on P9.2-B confidential, intel funds in 2024 spending plan

-Sara Duterte seeks P2.3B OVP budget for 2024, including P500M intel fund

[GMA News, Philstar, Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/877869/marcos-admin-asks-for-p31-b-calamity-fund-for-2024

6. NLEX Connector Road toll charges start August 8

[Philstar, BusinessWorld, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/08/04/2286041/nlex-connector-road-toll-charges-start-august-8

7. P30 million yearly: BSP, finance chiefs highest paid government officials

[Philstar, CNN PHL, One News PH, ABS-CBN News]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/08/04/2286046/p30-million-yearly-bsp-finance-chiefs-highest-paid-government-officials

8. 2 PMA cadets found guilty of slight physical injuries in Darwin Dormitorio death

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, GMA News, Rappler, Manila Bulletin]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/04/23/2-pma-cadets-found-guilty-in-darwin-dormitorio-death

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