(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 23 May 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 rainshowers 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 –Monday, 25 September 2023

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

25 September 2023, Monday, as of 3:00 p.m.

1. CHINESE FLOATING BARRIERS:

- PCG: Decision to remove Scarborough Shoal floating barrier up to Marcos, NTF-WPS

- Senators, lawmakers condemn China's floating barrier in West Philippine Sea

- EU envoy says China’s installation of floating barrier ‘deeply concerning’

- Gov't urged to file fresh case vs China over 'illegal' Scarborough barrier

- Sec Remulla: PH can remove floating barriers in WPS

- OSG to look into WPS incidents after 2016 arbitral award to establish solid case vs. China

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, Manila Times, Philstar, Inquirer, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Sunstar, News5PH]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/883151/pcg-decision-to-remove-scarborough-shoal-floating-barrier-up-to-marcos-ntf-wps/story/

2. RICE PRICE CAP

- Marcos: Give sari-sari store owners ayuda amid rice price cap

- Rice price cap may be lifted after harvest, Marcos hints

[Daily Tribune, Business Mirror, Inquirer, Manila Standard, Pilipino Star NGAYON, Manila Bulletin]

https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/314373630/marcos-give-sari-sari-store-owners-ayuda-amid-rice-price-cap.html

3. TARIFF CUT PROPOSAL

- More groups buck proposal to slash tariffs on agri goods

- More farmers’ groups join calls to remove Diokno, Balisacan 

- Gov’t urged to use rice tariff collection as cash aid for Filipino families

- Diokno downplays revenue impact of proposed rice import tariff cut

[Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, Philstar, GMA News] https://businessmirror.com.ph/2023/09/24/more-groups-buck-proposal-to-slash-tariffs-on-agri-goods

4. MAHARLIKA INVESTMENT CORPORATION:

- Diokno: Marcos Jr. to get shortlist of Maharlika managers on Sept. 29

- Diokno as Maharlika Corp. prexy? ‘It’s speculations,’ says Finance chief

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Rappler] https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/09/25/23/marcos-jr-to-get-shortlist-of-maharlika-managers-on-sept-29

5. P125-M OVP confidential funds were spent in just 11 days, not 19, says Quimbo

[Manila Bulletin, Rappler, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar] https://mb.com.ph/2023/9/25/p125-m-ovp-confidential-funds-were-spent-in-just-11-days-not-19-says-quimbo

6. Budget deficit rises on higher spending, lower revenue

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/9/24/budget-deficit-rises-on-higher-spending-lower-revenue

7. DepEd starts testing 'Matatag' curriculum

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Times, CNN Philippines, Business Mirror] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/09/25/23/deped-starts-testing-matatag-curriculum

8. Oil firms to lower pump prices

[CNN Philippines, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Manila Times, GMA News, Inquirer] https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/09/25/news/oil-firms-to-lower-pump-prices/1911714

9. Makati says Taguig rejected deals on transfer of health facilities, data

[ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippines, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/883150/makati-says-taguig-rejected-deals-on-transfer-of-health-facilities-data/story/?just_in

10. Taguig residents flee homes, 10 hospitalized after ammonia leak

[CNN Philippines, Manila Bulletin, GMA News] https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/9/25/taguig-ammonia-leak.html

11. DOJ, Hontiveros reject Socorro leaders' plea to hold probes in base

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, CNN Philippines]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/9/25/doj-hontiveros-socorro-cult-investigation.html

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