(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 02 October 2023) At 3:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm "JENNY" {KOINU} was estimated based on all available data at 675 km East of Aparri, Cagayan (18.8°N, 128.0°E) with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 150 km/h. It is moving Northwestward at 10 km/h. Southwest Monsoon 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 Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Trough of TS Jenny / Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds coming from Southwest to West will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Monday, 11 September 2023

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

11 September 2023, Monday, as of 5:00 p.m.


-PBBM pays tribute to late father, former President Ferdinand E. Marcos Sr., on 106th birthday

-Bongbong Marcos on his father’s birthday: He fought for peace and order

-Marcos calls his father 'true Filipino, an Ilocano icon' on 106th birth anniversary

-Marcos to execs, leaders: May Apo Lakay's ideals spur you to aspire for greater roles

[CNN Philippines, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, PhilStar]


2. Rice subsidy distribution resumes 

[Daily Tribune, Pilipino Mirror, GMA News, CNN Philippines, Manila Bulletin, Malaya]


3. Economic team shocked by rice price cap – Diokno

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, The Philippine STAR, Rappler]


4. Economic team backs PBMM's rice price ceiling

-Pangandaman throws weight behind rice price cap

-DTI studies lifting of rice price ceiling in two weeks

[Manila Bulletin, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, The Philippine Star]


5. DOF eyes zero tax on imported rice

-Economists back move to reduce rice import tariffs

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


6. Bongbong Marcos: New tech needed to tackle unstable rice prices

-Agritech from the lab must reach the ricefield—PBBM

[Inquirer, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin]


7. DepEd memo on 'dictatorship': -No 'Marcos dictatorship?' Lawmaker slams move to revise textbooks

- DepEd told: Stick to historical facts on ‘Diktaduryang Marcos’

- Marcos Sr. ‘cannot be Voldemort’

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News The Philippine STAR, Philippine Daily Inquirer]


8. Gasoline prices up for 9th straight week; diesel and kerosene for 10th

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, CNN Philippines, PhilStar, Manila Times]


9. LTFRB sets fare hike petition hearing as another round of oil price increase to start Tuesday

[ABS-CBN News, The Manila Times, Philstar]


10. Journalist Atom Araullo files P2-million damage suit vs red-taggers

-Araullo: Red-tagging more worrisome for less protected journalists

[Rappler, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, DZBB, PhilStar, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


11. Sara Duterte calls criticisms vs secret fund lies; thanks backers

-Risa to VP Sara: ‘I thought OVP can live without confi, intel funds?’

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


12. Ombudsman: No law against red-tagging, case vs Parlade, Badoy, Esperon dismissed

[CNN Philippines, Inquirer, GMA News]



-Speaker vows to continue hard work amid high rating 

-House vows to curb price spikes amid better ratings  

-‘Satisfaction rating shows House on right track’

[Manila Standard, Business Mirror, The Philippine Star]


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