(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 19 April 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 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 rain showers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies. 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 East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).


TOP STORIES – Wednesday, 30 August, 2023

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

30 August 2023, Wednesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

Vice President Sara Duterte-Carpio gives the keynote address during the "Tribute to soldiers" awards ceremony at The Manila Hotel, Rizal Park, Ermita in Manila on Aug. 28, 2023Inday Sara Duterte / Facebook

1. OVP Budget

-OVP budget hearing ends in just 14 mins; Makabayan up in arms

-VP Duterte explains 2022 confidential funds use

-Palace approved Duterte office's P125-M confidential funds in 2022: DBM records

-Solon wants DepEd’s confidential funds reduced; VP Sara says it’s up to Congress

[PHILSTAR, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News, News5, Rappler]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/08/30/2292535/ovp-budget-escapes-scrutiny-after-house-panel-swiftly-ends-deliberations

2. Education budget

-Duterte defends 'purpose' of DepEd confidential funds

-Sara says DepEd’s 2024 budget not enough to solve problems in basic education

-DBM OKs creation of 5,000 non-teaching positions for DepEd schools 

-DepEd to back teachers’ salary hike if supported by 'empirical evidence' 

-Solon wants DepEd’s confidential funds reduced; VP Sara says it’s up to Congress

[GMA News, Daily Tribune, ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL] 

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/30/23/duterte-defends-purpose-of-deped-confidential-funds

3. Maharlika investment fund

-Maharlika IRR released, to take effect Sept. 12: Diokno

-Search is on for 1st Maharlika Investment Fund chief

-Marhalika Fund exec nominees due on PBBM's desk by mid-Oct.

[The Philippine Star, Abante Tonite, Rappler, CNN Philippines, Business Mirror, Remate, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, Business World]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/08/29/23/maharlika-irr-released-to-take-effect-sept-12-diokno

4. Veteran broadcast journalist Mike Enriquez dies

-PBBM pays tribute to Mike Enriquez: ‘A pillar in our broadcasting industry’

-Senators honor late veteran broadcaster Mike Enriquez

-Romualdez extols late Enriquez: 'A champion of the oppressed, abused'

-PCO chief honors Mike Enriquez's 'outstanding' legacy

[Rappler, PhilStar, GMA News, Inquirer, CNN PHL, Pilipino Star, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, Manila Times, Philstar]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/8/29/Broadcaster-Mike-Enriquez-dies.html

5. Ex-cop road rage

-QCPD chief resigns after public uproar  

-Lawmakers seek probe on viral QC road rage video; Attempted homicide among possible charges vs. gun-toting ex-cop, lawyer says

-Belmonte slams QCPD for giving platform to viral ex-cop in road rage video

-Abalos also wants raps filed vs. ex-cop assaulting cyclist in road rage video

-Remulla: Gun-toting dismissed cop in viral video not a DOJ employee

-NCRPO chief vows to penalize gun ban violators in Metro Manila

-CBCP condemns ‘systematic’ police misconduct

-NCRPO confirms another road rage incident involving cop, alleged AFP intelligence personnel

[Rappler, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, DZBB, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, News5, Rappler]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1823919/qcpd-chief-quits-for-hosting-presser-with-dismissed-cop-in-road-rage-case

6. Goring update

-Damage due to Goring hits P41 million, says NDRRMC

-NDRRMC: 1 reported missing, nearly 197K affected due to Goring

-Batanes, Babuyan Islands now under Signal No. 2 as 'Goring' maintains strength

-PAGASA: Haikui now a severe tropical storm as it approaches PAR

-Airports cancel flights due to bad weather

-DSWD releases P1 M for flood victims in Western Visayas

[Manila Bulletin, DZBB, CNN Philippines, Rappler, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Manila Standard, News5, Pilipino Star Ngayon]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/30/23/damage-due-to-goring-hits-p41-million-ndrrmc

7. UK-PHL relation

-Marcos: PH seeking alliances with Europe for security, defense a 'welcome evolution'

-BBM hails evolving Philippines-UK partnership

[Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Standard, The Philippine Star, Daily Tribune, CNN Philippines, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/8/29/marcos-ph-seeking-alliances-with-europe-for-security-defense-a-welcome-evolution.html

8. State-run IBC-13 gets zero budget again; P500 million in retirement pay still unpaid

- IBC-13 employee-turned-congresswoman in tears after learning network will get zero funds in 2024

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, Philstar]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/8/29/ibc-13-funds-congress-2024.html

9. Marcos OKs implementation of food logistics action agenda

[GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/08/30/23/marcos-oks-plan-to-revolutionize-food-distribution

10. P19-million needed to fight fake news — PCO

PCO says more funds needed for info programs, anti-fake news campaign

- Presidential Comms says it’s not a fact-check body, eyes P19M for media info literacy

[Daily Tribune, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/880445/presidential-comms-says-it-s-not-a-fact-check-body-eyes-p19m-for-media-info-literacy/story/

11. NBI files murder complaint vs. Bantag over inmate's death

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin] https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/8/29/gerald-bantag-nbi-murder-complaint-inmate-death.html

12. BSKE

-Huge number of COCs filed for BSKE elections

-SC amends procedural rules to settle ‘expeditiously, inexpensively, justly’ protests in Oct. 30 BSKE -200K

[Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, Manila Standard] 

https://twitter.com/ABSCBNNews/status/1696734921350676629

https://manilastandard.net/news/314365495/huge-number-of-cocs-filed-for-bske-elections.html

13. Supreme Court to Cagayan Gov. Mamba: Explain filing, withdrawal of TRO petition

[CNN PHL, Inquirer, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/30/23/sc-to-cagayan-gov-mamba-explain-filing-withdrawal-of-tro-petition

14. CA confirms appointments of AFP chief, 29 other officers 

[Daily Tribune, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1823976/ca-confirms-appointments-of-afp-chief-29-other-officers

15. P20M ‘black cocaine’ seized; Ugandan national, 2 Filipinos arrested

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/880440/nbi-nabs-alleged-west-african-syndicate-black-cocaine-supplier/story/

16. Philippines logs 801 new COVID cases from August 21 to 27

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/880437/doh-logs-68-new-covid-19-cases-lowest-daily-tally-in-6-months/story/

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