(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 08 December 2023) Easterlies affecting the eastern section of the country. Northeast Monsoon affecting Extreme Northern Luzon. 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 Easterlies. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. Light to Moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

TOP STORIES – Saturday, 30 September 2023

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

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

1. PBBM approves P12.7B tariff support for farmers

[Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Daily Tribune, CNN Philippines, Philippine Star]


2. Gov't to expand DSWD's food stamp program

[Manila Bulletin, Philippine Star, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, Manila Times]


3. Gov’t suspends 'pass-through fees' for vehicles transporting goods

- DTI sees reduced prices of goods after LGU pass-through fee suspension

- Retailers hail waiving of truckers' fee

[Manila Standard, Manila Times, Daily Tribune, Business Mirror, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]


4. PBBM: PH to keep defending territory, fishers’ rights in WPS

- PCG vows to remove future shoal barriers

- US to 'surely invoke' defense treaty in attack on PH in South China Sea

[Inquirer, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, CNN Philippines, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Times, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune]


5. Confidential funds realignment to affect 10 gov't agencies

[Philippine Star, ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippines, Inquirer]


6. Tropical Storn ‘Jenny’ seen to continue to intensify –PAGASA

[CNN Philippines, inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, Philippine Star, Rappler]


7. Mixed oil price movements expected next week

[ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippines, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin]


8. DENR suspends land conservation deal with Socorro group

[Rappler, Philippine Star, CNN Philippines, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


9. Army to pursue 'legal remedies' vs activists Castro, Tamano despite protective writs

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


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