(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 22 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 – Wednesday, 06 September 2023

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

06 September 2023, Wednesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. attends the retreat session of the 43rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 5, 2023. Indonesia will host the 43rd ASEAN Summit and related summits from Sept. 5 to 7, 2023. Mast Irham, EPA-EFE/Pool 

1.West Philippines Sea

-Philippines, US, Japan eye trilateral meeting on ASEAN sidelines: envoy

-Marcos: ASEAN must never allow int'l order to be challenged by 'hegemonic ambitions' in SCS

-PBBM: ‘Phl rejects misleading narratives framing disputes in South China Sea’

-Marcos tells Chinese Premier: PH to assert its sovereign rights in sea row

-Marcos: South China Sea conflict not just a competition between ‘two powerful countries’ 

-China: ‘Good neighborly friendship’ with ASEAN states has become stronger

-Duterte: We will defend Phl territory ‘to death’; Spare PH 

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, GMA News, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Philstar, Radyo Inquirer]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/09/06/23/philippines-us-japan-eye-meeting-on-asean-sidelines-envoy

2. Investment gains from ASEAN

-Marcos gets $22-M in investment offers from top Indonesian companies

-Marcos pushes for more ASEAN agri, energy tie-ups

-Marcos vows PH continuing support for Timor Leste’s full membership in ASEAN [GMA News]

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

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/09/06/news/marcos-secures-22m-in-investments-from-indonesian-firms/1908787

3. PH steps in as ASEAN 2026 chair after troubled Myanmar opts out

-ASEAN leaders urge Myanmar junta to stop attacks on civilians

-ASEAN Summit 'excellent venue' for Marcos to pursue trade talks, says Romualdez

-Marcos urges ASEAN: Spur developing countries' climate action commitment

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Times, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune] https://mb.com.ph/2023/9/6/pbbm-myanmar-must-lead-resolution-of-country-s-issues

4. Rice issues

-Distribution of P15K aid for price cap-affected rice retailers eyed this week

-DSWD caps aid to small rice retailers at P15,000 [Philippine Daily Inquirer]

-Small rice retailers to get P15k [Business Mirror, Manila Standard]

[GMA News, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business Mirror, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, The Philippine Star, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Daily Tribune]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/881288/distribution-of-p15k-aid-for-price-cap-affected-rice-retailers-eyed-this-week

5. OVP budget

-Palace defends release of P221.4M to OVP

-OP violated Constitution in transfer of P125-M confidential funds to OVP – Drilon

[Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, Rappler, Manila Times, Daily Tribune]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/9/5/palace-defends-ovp-confidential-funds.html

6. Goring, Ineng aftermath

-Ineng leaves Philippine area; weather to improve in Metro Manila

-Agri damage due to Goring, habagat now at P1.14 billion, says DA

-NDRRMC: Over P895M worth of infra damage reported due to Goring, Hanna, Ineng, Habagat

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Rappler, Inquirer, Philstar]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/09/06/23/ineng-out-of-philippine-area-weather-to-improve

7. PHIVOLCS observes 'increased seismic activity' at Kanlaon Volcano

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/science/881248/phivolcs-observes-increased-seismic-activity-at-kanlaon-volcano/story/

8. Int’l group condemns ‘abduction’ of 2 environmentalists in Bataan

[Manila Bulletin, Rappler, Inquirer]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/9/5/int-l-group-condemns-abduction-of-2-ph-environmentalists-in-bataan

9. House votes to give teenagers full access to family planning services

[ABS-CBN News, Rappler, Manila Standard]

https://manilastandard.net/news/314367725/house-approves-bill-aiming-to-prevent-teenage-pregnancies.html

10. Manila RTC orders arrest of expelled congressman Teves, other accused in killings of Degamo, 9 others

[Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, GMA News] https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1827119/manila-court-issues-e-warrant-for-arrest-of-arnolfo-teves

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