(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).

TOP STORIES – Saturday, 02 September 2023

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

02 September 2023, Saturday, as of 4:00 p.m.


- Price cap on rice to take effect Sept. 5

- Gov’t asks retailers to ‘sacrifice’ for a while, DTI exec says amid rice price cap woes

- Abalos, market administrators to launch information drive on rice price caps

[ABS-CBN News, The Philippine STAR, Business Mirror, Philippine Daily Inquirer, CNN Philippines, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Manila Standard]  https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/9/2/price-cap-rice-effective-september-5.html

2. ‘Rice price cap to affect farmers, consumers’

- Farmers' group wary about Marcos Jr's cap on rice prices

- Rice retailers groaning under new price caps

- Marcos’ order to set price cap on rice draws mixed reactions from senators

- Marcos move worries agri biz groups, think tanks

- Rice traders ready to work with gov't in implementing rice price ceiling

- Amid Marcos’ rice price ceiling order, solon says PH must be self-sufficient

[ABS-CBN News, The Philippine STAR, Philippine Daily Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/09/02/2293214/rice-price-cap-affect-farmers-consumers


- Marcos vows to respond to China's 10-dash map

- Calls mount for PH's own 'standard map'; Marcos says global support a ‘big help’ in asserting West PH Sea claims

- ‘Good for now’ : Four American lawmakers see no need to amend US-PHL defense treaty amid China’s aggression

- Allies won't stand by PH vs China over WPS — Locsin

- Think tank: New ‘map’ reflects China’s desperate attempt to legitimize sweeping territorial claims

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



- CBCP confirms office to join NTF-ELCAC to ‘raise social, church issues’ in gov’t

- Christian youth group criticizes CBCP panel's inclusion in NTF-ELCAC

- President declares Palawan 'insurgency-free'

- 5 CAFGU men slain in Quezon Province clash

[Manila Bulletin, CNN Philippines, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, Business Mirror, The Philippine STAR, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Times, GMA News] https://businessmirror.com.ph/2023/09/02/cbcp-joins-ntf-elcac-to-address-church-issues/


- Hanna slightly intensifies; Batanes still under Signal no. 1

- ‘Hanna’ may exit PAR on Sept. 4

-'Hanna,' 'Goring' and habagat displaces 51,200; agri damages now at P421.2-M

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Philstar]  https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/weather/880875/batanes-remains-under-signal-no-1-as-hanna-slightly-intensifies/story/

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