(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 – Monday, 21 August, 2023

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

21 August 2023, Monday, as of 4:00 p.m.

1. NINOY AQUINO'S 40TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY:

- On Ninoy Aquino Day: Marcos urges Filipinos to set aside political differences

- Ninoy supporters ask Pinoys: Defy fake news, deception

- Ninoy Aquino Day missing in NHCP calendar

- Ninoy supporters gather in NAIA on his 40th death anniversary

- Lagman says Ninoy Aquino’s death lit the path towards Edsa Revolution

- Bishop Villegas: Nation still bleeding 40 years after Ninoy's death

[ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippines, GMA News, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Times, The Philippine STAR] https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/8/21/marcos-ninoy-aquino-day.html

2.  MMDA starts apprehending motorcycle riders on EDSA bike lane

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Philstar, Pilipino Star NGAYON, Bulgar] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/21/23/mmda-starts-apprehending-motorcycle-riders-on-edsa-bike-lane

3. Comelec OKs inclusion of 10 EMBO barangays in Taguig for Barangay, SK elections

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippines, Inquirer, Rappler] https://www.rappler.com/nation/comelec-approves-inclusion-embo-barangays-taguig-barangay-sk-elections-2023

4. WEST PHL SEA:

- Three PH allies to hold joint sea drills in South China Sea

- PH did not decline Japan-US-Australia joint drill in SCS, says AFP chief

- Makabayan bloc wants to probe BRP Sierra Madre removal issue; Pimentel says ‘no need’

- Another Ayungin resupply sortie planned

[GMA News, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Manila Times, Philstar, People's Journal]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/08/21/news/3-ph-allies-to-hold-joint-sea-drills/1906324

5. DEPED CLASSROOM DECORATION POLICY:

- It’s final: DepEd requires schools to remove everything on classroom walls

- ACT to DepEd: Remove extra tasks instead of visual aids

[Philstar, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/08/21/2290296/its-final-deped-requires-schools-remove-everything-classroom-walls

6. FOOD SECURITY:

- NFA quizzed on India’s exports

- Rice imports bucked; SINAG calls for NFA abolition for preferring imports over PH rice

- Group hits government over 35,000 metric tons fish imports

- Lower rice prices expected as wet harvest sets in

[Daily Tribune, People's Journal, Philippine STAR, Manila Standard]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/08/21/nfa-quizzed-on-indias-exports

7. FARE HIKE

- Transport group files P1 fare hike petition tomorrow

- Taxi operators group renews appeal to increase flag-down rate to P70

- CAVITEX implements toll hike

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Philstar, GMA News] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/08/21/2290154/transport-group-files-p1-fare-hike-petition-tomorrow

8. Another fuel price hike to take effect this week

 [CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News] https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/08/21/23/fuel-prices-to-increase-again-on-aug-22

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