(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 – Sunday, 20 August, 2023

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

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

This aerial photograph taken from a military aircraft shows the dilapidated Sierra Madre ship of the Philippine Navy anchored near Ayungin shoal (Second Thomas Shoal) with Philippine soldiers on-board to secure the perimeter in the Spratly group of islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, on May 11, 2015. The Spratlys are considered a potential Asian flashpoint, and claimant nations including the Philippines have expressed alarm as China has embarked on massive reclamation activity. Ritchie B. Tongo, Pool/AFP

1. Arroyo denies deal with China to remove BRP Sierra Madre from Ayungin [Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, CNN Philippines, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/19/23/arroyo-denies-deal-with-china-to-remove-brp-sierra-madre

2. Group to PBBM: Stop all Manila Bay reclamation [GMA News, The Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/video/24oras/634043/ilang-grupo-https://manilastandard.net/news/314362438/group-to-pbbm-stop-all-manila-bay-reclamation.html

3. Ninoy Aquino remembered ahead of 40th death anniversary [Manila Bulletin, The Manila Times, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/20/23/ninoy-aquino-remembered-ahead-of-40th-death-anniversary

4. LRT1 Roosevelt station is now Fernando Poe Jr. station [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, The Manila Times, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/879442/lrt1-roosevelt-station-is-now-fernando-poe-jr-station/story/

5. Herbosa orders investigation into reported cases of respiratory, cardiovascular diseases in Batangas [Philstar, Rappler, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/8/20/herbosa-orders-investigation-into-reported-cases-of-respiratory-cardiovascular-diseases-in-batangas

6. MMDA says to apprehend motorcycle riders on EDSA bike lane from Aug. 21 [Bombo Radyo, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/20/23/mmda-to-apprehend-motorcycle-riders-on-edsa-bike-lane

7. Robin Padilla seeks probe on ‘discrimination’ in Taguig police station shooting [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/879452/robin-padilla-seeks-probe-on-discrimination-in-taguig-police-station-shooting/story/?just_in

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