(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 21 April 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. π—¦π—¬π—‘π—’π—£π—¦π—œπ—¦: Trough of a Low Pressure Area (LPA) affecting southern Mindanao. Ridge of High Pressure Area extending over the eastern sections of Northern and Central Luzon. 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 Trough of a Low Pressure Area (LPA). 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 East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


6. NLEX Connector Road toll charges start August 8

[Philstar, BusinessWorld, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


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

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


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

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


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