(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).


Wednesday, 27 September 2023

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

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

1. PBBM VS. SMUGGLERS, HOARDERS

-Marcos vows full force of law vs smugglers, hoarders

-PBBM leads rice distribution to 4Ps households in Manila

-PBBM: Distribution of seized rice underwent ‘right process’

-Yamsuan: Marcos’ move to give seized rice stocks to poor outwits smugglers

[The Manila Times, Manila Standard, Abante, Manila Bulletin, People’s Tonight, Remate, Daily Tribune, BusinessMirror, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/09/27/news/national/marcos-vows-full-force-of-law-vs-smugglers-hoarders/1912009

2. BBM rejects tariff reduction on rice

[ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippines, The Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Abante Tonite, The Manila Times, Manila Standard, BusinessMirror, CNN Philippines]

https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/314374366/marcos-thumbs-down-proposal-to-reduce-imported-rice-tariff.html

3. Marcos tells DA: Prioritize farm-to-market road projects

[Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Inquirer, Daily Tribune, Manila Times]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/9/27/marcos-tells-da-assess-prioritize-farm-to-market-road-projects

4. PBBM signs Trabaho Para sa Bayan Act

-Villanueva thanks PBBM for signing Trabaho Para sa Bayan bill

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/9/27/marcos-signs-law-trabaho-para-sa-bayan.html

5. Marcos unveils PH path to progress

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1837459/bongbong-marcos-unveils-collaborative-longterm-plan-for-natl-innovation

6. Marcos certifies as urgent Magna Carta for Filipino Seafarers

-Tulfo thanks PBBM for certifying as urgent proposed Magna Carta for PH Seafarers

[Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, Abante, Manila Bulletin, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Remate, Daily Tribune, CNN Philippines]

7. Marcos to promoted PNP generals: Uphold highest standards of ethics, human rights

-Marcos Jr. tells new police generals: Prioritize dialogue, collaboration

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, PhilStar, Daily Tribune, ABS-CBN News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/883401/marcos-to-promoted-pnp-generals-uphold-highest-standards-of-ethics-human-rights/story/?just_in

8. PANATAG SHOAL INCIDENT

-PH not stirring up trouble in Scarborough Shoal —Teodoro

-PH vows no backing down as China warns vs provocation

-PCG removes shoal barrier

-Defense chief: Scarborough barrier removed for maritime safety

-Zambales fishers welcome removal of China’s floating barrier in Panatag

-Philippines security adviser condemns China coast guard actions vs. Pinoy fishers

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

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/09/27/teodoro-phl-not-provoking-trouble-in-scarborough-shoal-we-are-just-reacting/

9. Coast Guard urges fishers to continue operations at Scarborough

[PhilStar, Rappler, GMA News]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/09/27/2299429/coast-guard-urges-fishers-continue-operations-scarborough

10. CHINA’S REACTION ON PANATAG INCIDENT

China warns Philippines not to 'stir up trouble' over Scarborough

China: Barriers necessary to block Philippine vessel

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/09/26/2299219/china-warns-philippines-not-stir-trouble-over-scarborough

11. House passes MUP bill on final reading

[Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, BusinessMirror]

https://manilastandard.net/news/national/314374301/lawmakers-approve-consolidated-measure-on-military-pension-plan.html

12. House OKs bill amending anti-agri smuggling law

[CNN Philippines, PhilStar, Rappler, BusinessMirror, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/9/27/house-oks-bill-amending-anti-agri-smuggling-law.html

13. Marcos off to Saudi in October

[The Philippine Star, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/09/27/2299278/marcos-saudi-october

14. Lawmaker flags Marcos' 'revenge travel' expenses

-Marcos watching F1 race in SG brought up in travel budget deliberations

[CNN Philippines, PhilStar, ABS-CBN News]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/9/26/marcos-revenge-travel-expenses.html

15. Trust for Marcos, Duterte wavered but remained high –OCTA

[The Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, Rappler]

https://www.rappler.com/nation/octa-survey-marcos-duterte-trust-wavered-remained-high-july-2023/

17. OVP BUDGET

-Sara Duterte sought extra ₱403-M budget for 2022 OVP ops

-Lagman says fund transfer is unlawful

-Hontiveros on Duterte’s use of P125M in 11 days: Daig pa may patagong credit card

OVP budget sponsor: COA’s report that secret fund spent in 11 days ‘inaccurate’

-OVP spent P125M in 11 days? Risa says PCG confi funds at P117M over 17 years

-'Any violent reaction?': OVP submits to Congress' wisdom, discretion on planned reallocation of CIFs

[Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Manila Times, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, CNN Philippines, GMA News, The Philippine Star, Manila Standard]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/9/27/ovp-sara-duterte-additional-budget-2022.html

18. House postpones OVP, DepEd budget deliberations due to schedule conflict

[GMA News, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, BusinessMirror]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/883309/house-postpones-ovp-deped-budget-deliberations-due-to-schedule-conflict/story/

19. Congress commits to reallocate confidential funds to agencies protecting West PH Sea

-Solons on putting intel funds to WPS efforts: Not all items should be secret

[Manila Bulletin, CNN Philippines, PhilStar, GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, Rappler]

https://www.rappler.com/nation/congress-commits-reallocate-confidential-funds-agencies-protecting-west-philippine-sea/

20. EX-PNP CHIEF AZURIN HELD BY CANADIAN IMMIGRATION

-Ex-PNP chief Azurin speaks up on alleged Canada deportation

-DFA confirms Azurin held by Canadian immigration authorities

-DFA told to explain why ex-PNP chief turned back in Canada

-DFA coordinates with Canada as ex-PNP chief is questioned by immigration officials

-Police general denies involvement in issues involving ex-PNP chief Azurin in Canada airport

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1837109/azurin-speaks-up-on-alleged-deportation-from-canada-accuses-a-police-general-of-spreading-lies

21. OTS chief submits courtesy resignation

-'Wala namang nadi-dismiss': Ex-OTS chief blasts cultural rot in airport security

[The Philippine Star, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Inquirer, CNN Philippines, ABS-CBN News]

https://www.rappler .com/business/office-transportation-security-head-mao-aplasca-resigns-september-2023/

22. Herbosa bypassed, Zubiri confirms

[Daily Tribune, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Manila Times, CNN Philippines, Manila Standard]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/09/27/herbosa-bypassed-zubiri-confirms/

23. COA’s proposed 2024 budget easily hurdles Senate panel

[GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/883402/coa-s-proposed-2024-budget-easily-hurdles-senate-panel/story/?just_in

24. Millions stolen as scammer pretends to be President Marcos' cousin

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, People’s Tonight, Inquirer]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/883357/millions-stolen-as-scammer-pretends-to-be-president-marcos-cousin/story/

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