(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 21 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 – Friday, 22 September 2023

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

22 September 2023, Friday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Metro Manila smog:

-Metro Manila smog from vehicular emissions, not Taal Volcano —DENR, PHIVOLCS

-Health advisory issued as smog causes zero visibility in 4 Batangas towns

-Nearly 60 students fall ill due to smog; Classes in affected areas suspended

-Pilots told to avoid flying over Taal Volcano due to vog

[Inquirer, Manila Times, Philstar, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL,  GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/882942/metro-manila-smog-from-vehicular-emissions-not-taal-denr-phivolcs/story/?just_in

2. 51st Martial Law anniversary:

-Street outcry, Palace silence on martial law anniversary

-Lagman criticizes MalacaΓ±ang’s silence on martial law anniversary

-Groups nationwide raise anti-terror law fear on 51st Martial Law commemoration

-Martial Law victims resist proposed changes on how it should be taught in schools

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine STAR, Rappler]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1835151/street-outcry-palace-silence-on-martial-law-anniversary

3. Rice supply:

-Marcos gives rice to needy families in Cavite; rice seized from smugglers

-Marcos: Implement 7-day grace period for rice importers to validate shipments

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/9/22/marcos-gives-rice-to-needy-families-in-cavite-rice-seized-from-smugglers

4. Marcos leads opening of ₱4.7-B Unilever factory in Cavite, says over 5000 jobs expected

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

https://business.inquirer.net/422429/unilevers-new-cavite-factory-to-create-5000-new-jobs-bongbong-marcos

5. Marcos, Cabinet ratings show 'significant' decline due to economic headwinds

[Abante Tonite, Daily Tribune, Manila Times, Manila Standard]

https://manilastandard.net/business/314372668/economic-headwinds-hurt-marcos-cabinet-ratings.html

6. Work in government offices shortened on September 25 for Family Week

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Rappler, Manila Standard]

https://www.manilastandard.net/news-flash/314372676/palace-suspends-govt-work-on-sept-25-for-national-family-week.html

7. Ex-MMDA chairman Bayani Fernando passes away

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/882954/ex-marikina-rep-bayani-fernando-passes-away/story/?just_in

8. China denies collecting corals from West PHL Sea; urges PHL to 'stop creating drama'

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/9/21/china-tells-ph-stop-making-political-drama-over-coral-destruction-issue

9. NEDA supports permanent ban on POGOs

[Abante, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine STAR, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/09/21/neda-supports-permanent-ban-on-pogos/

10. Fuel prices seen to roll back next week

[BusinessMirror, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/companies/882944/oil-prices-seen-to-roll-back-next-week/story/?just_in

11. Ex-Comelec chair Andres Bautista denies receiving bribe money from Smartmatic

[Inquirer, Philstar, Rappler, CNN PHL]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/9/22/andres-bautista-us-govt-complaint.html

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