(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 22 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 135 km West Southwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.1°N, 120.0°E). Meanwhile, another LPA was estimated based on all available data at 880 km East of Eastern Visayas (11.1°N, 133.8°E). 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 Southwest Monsoon. 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 Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

TOP STORIES – Tuesday, 22 August, 2023

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

22 August 2023, Tuesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

Department of Migrant Workers secretary Toots Ople. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News
1. Migrant Workers Secretary Toots Ople passes away

[ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippines, GMA News, Manila Standard, Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Philstar, Inquirer, Rappler] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/22/23/migrant-workers-secretary-toots-ople-passes-away


- Is P20/kilo rice possible within 2 years? ‘Baka mahirap po,’ says DA

- 'Not good governance' for Marcos to miss DA meetings, says Daza 

-Farmers benefiting from high palay prices – DA

-Review of rice tariffication law pushed

-Ex-Agri chief sees rice prices hitting P60/kilo

-Some Pinoys adjust rice consumption habits due to high prices

-P7 billion fuel subsidies urged for drivers, fisherfolk, farmers

[The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, The Daily Tribune,  Manila Standard, The Manila Times, Manila Standard, Bulgar, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Rappler] https://www.rappler.com/nation/department-agriculture-response-rice-prices-2023-2025


- Amid reported plan to import rice anew from India, group presses NFA abolition

- As rice prices soar, senators dare NFA: Prove your worth

- Pimentel, Escudero open to NFA abolition

[Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business Mirror,  Manila Times, ABS-CBN News] https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1819778/as-rice-prices-soar-nfa-told-prove-your-worth


- Lawmakers air concerns on slashed 2024 budget of DOH

- P2 billion allotted for cancer treatment, patient support in proposed 2024 budget

[Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, GMA News] https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1819791/senators-disappointed-over-huge-slash-in-health-budget


- New resupply mission to Ayungin Shoal successful —WPS task force

- Romualdez bares smear campaign against him, other envoys

- Solons mull probe over PH's alleged promise to China to withdraw BRP Sierra Madre

- ACT: Did Duterte promise to remove ship from Ayungin?

- China ships in 'blockade positions' amid new Ayungin resupply mission —expert

- China hits US-South Korea-Japan deal: Asia Pacific not a ‘boxing ring’

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN Philippines, Manila Bulletin, The Philippine STAR, Pilipino Star NGAYON, Inquirer]



- PH, Australia hold assault drills in WPS

- Australia's biggest warship deployed in Philippine drills

- AFP chief denies report of planned trilateral exercise in South China Sea

- Diplomacy is still first line of defense for the PH, two senators say

[ABS-CBN News,  Daily Tribune CNN Philippines, Manila Times, The Philippine STAR, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]



-BBM: Let’s transcend political barriers

-Marcos appeals for unity in Ninoy Day message

-Grandnephew asks: Is Ninoy Aquino still important?

-Atienza: Marcos Sr. didn't order 1971 bombing

[The Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, The Daily Tribune, Pilipino Star Ngayon, People’s Journal, BusinessMirror] https://qa.philstar.com/headlines/2023/08/22/2290456/marcos-lets-transcend-political-barriers

7. DFA confirms 2 Filipinos killed in Hawaii wildfire, verifying 2 others

[CNN Philippines, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Philstar, ABS-CBN News]


8. Comelec to issue ‘revolutionary guidelines’ vs. vote buying

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News] https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/8/22/comelec-guidelines-vote-buying.html

9. Senate starts probe into unjust killing of Jemboy Baltazar

[CNN PHL, Inquirer]


10. NPA leader behind killing of football player, 4 other rebels slain in Masbate clash

[People's Tonight, Pilipino Star NGAYON, Abante Tonite] https://www.philstar.com/pilipino-star-ngayon/probinsiya/2023/08/22/2290427/lider-ng-npa-4-pa-todas-sa-engkuwentro

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