(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 18 June 2024) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 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 Localized Thunderstorms. 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 Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).


TOP STORIES – Saturday, 09 September 2023

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

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

1. China vessels again maneuvered dangerously vs PH ships near Ayungin – NTF-WPS

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Daily Tribune, Business Mirror, People’s Journal, Pilipino Star Ngayon, The Philippine Star]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/881571/china-vessels-again-maneuvered-dangerously-vs-ph-ships-near-ayungin-ntf-wps/story/

2. Gov't starts giving out P15K cash aid to rice retailers affected by price cap; Gatchalian floats possibility of increasing P15K aid for rice retailers

[GMA News, Philippine Daily Inquirer, People’s Journal, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/881633/gov-t-starts-giving-out-p15k-cash-aid-to-rice-retailers-affected-by-price-cap/story/

3. Gov't debt rises to all-time high of P14.2t

[Manila Standard, GMA News, Daily Tribune, The Philippine Star, Abante Tonite, CNN PHL]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/9/8/debt-swells-P14-trillion-july.html

4. Jobless rate rose again to 4.8% in July 2023

[Manila Standard, Manila Times, The Philippine Star, Business World, Inquirer, People’s Journal]

https://business.inquirer.net/419819/jobless-rate-rose-again-to-4-8-in-july-2023

5. Palace: DOF Usec. was ‘maligning’ administration

[Manila Standard, Business Mirror, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Daily Tribune, ABS-CBN News]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/09/09/2294925/palace-terminated-dof-official-unsupportive

6. As oil prices soar, DBM issues P3 billion fuel subsidy

- 10th straight fuel price hike looms next week  

[Manila Standard, Remate, People’s Journal, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Abante, Philstar, CNN PHL]

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2023/09/09/2294887/oil-prices-soar-dbm-issues-p3-billion-fuel-subsidy

7. PH, Australia elevate ties

[Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, Abante]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/09/09/2294905/australia-prime-minister-arbitral-award-final-binding

8. PH, South Korea ink free trade pact

- Korean cars, PHL pineapples, bananas to benefit from new PHL-Korea FTA

[Business Mirror, People’s Journal, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin]

https://manilastandard.net/news/314368642/ph-south-korea-ink-free-trade-pact.html

9. DOTr probes e-mail bomb threat

[Philstar, Bulgar, Pilipino Star Ngayon]

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2023/09/09/2294884/dotr-probes-e-mail-bomb-threat

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