(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 24 September 2023) Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. 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 Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. Light to moderate winds coming from Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 1.5 meters).

TOP STORIES – Saturday, 19 August, 2023

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

19 August 2023, Saturday, as of 4:00 p.m.

FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. REUTERS

1. Australia PM Albanese up for Manila visit in September; to meet Marcos [BusinessMirror, GMA News, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine STAR, Inquirer]


2. PBBM: Harvest in 3 provinces to stabilize rice prices [Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, The Philippine STAR, Manila Times, Manila Standard]


3. Gibo rejects mandatory contribution in proposed MUP pension system [Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, BusinessMirror]


4. Passenger loses leg after jumping onto LRT-1 tracks  [Manila Bulletin, Philstar, GMA News, CNN PHL]


5. LRT-1 station to be called 'FPJ' starting Aug. 20 [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times]


6. DOLE urges employers to correct wage distortions [Manila Standard, Philstar]


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