(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 27 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 95 km East of Baler, Aurora (15.6°N, 122.5°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 170 km/h. It is moving North Northeastward at 10 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section 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 South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).


TOP STORIES – Friday, 06 October 2023

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

06 October 2023, Friday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Jobless Pinoys down further to 2.21M in August, employed up to 48.07M

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, News5, Rappler, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Philstar, Daily Tribune, Manila Times]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/884365/jobless-filipinos-further-down-to-2-21m-in-august-employed-up-to-48-07m-psa/story/

2. Presidential Visits

-Marcos urges public to report agri smugglers, hoarders; Leads distribution of rice in Capiz

-Mar Roxas joins Marcos Jr. in rice distribution in Capiz

-PBBM visits Kalibo, Aklan to distribute confiscated smuggled rice to 4Ps beneficiaries

[Manila Times, CNN PHL, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/10/6/Marcos-urges-public-to-report-hoarders-smugglers.html

3. Sara denies causing Commonwealth traffic jam

-QCPD apologizes to VP Duterte over misleading info on Commonwealth incident

-Cop sacked, faces admin rap for stopping traffic flow

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1841719/sara-duterte-denies-causing-road-closure-incident-demands-probe-from-qcpd

4. Teachers’ day

-VP Duterte wants teachers to be strong and resilient; hails teachers as agents of change in communities

-BBM: Teachers are ‘artisans’ shaping the character of Filipino students 

-World Teachers’ Day 2023: Groups challenge gov’t to prioritize welfare, dignity of teachers 

-Groups hold protest on World Teachers' Day, raise 7 demands to MalacaΓ±ang

https://mb.com.ph/2023/10/5/vp-duterte-reminds-role-of-teachers-as-agents-of-change-in-communities

5. Philippines takes on another $300 million ADB loan for financial inclusion

 [Rappler, Philstar, Manila Times, BusinessWorld, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.rappler.com/business/philippines-gets-loan-asian-development-bank-financial-inclusion

6. Confidential funds

-Sara brands secret fund critics ‘enemies of peace’;

-Sara draws flak for calling confidential fund critics ‘enemies of peace’

-House not likely to return Sara’s secret funds

-Confidential funds realigned to best-suited agencies —Romualdez

-Lawmaker urges VP Duterte: Focus on education, not confidential funds

-DA told to give up P50M confidential funds intended to combat smuggling

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/10/06/2301562/sara-brands-secret-fund-critics-enemies-peace

7. Court acquits Palparan over kidnapping, torture of two farmers

[ABS-CBN News, Rappler, CNN PHL, Philstar, Daily Tribune]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/06/23/court-acquits-palparan-over-kidnapping-torture-of-2-farmers

8. Philippine airports under heightened security alert over bomb threats – CAAP

[Rappler, Manila Bulletin, CNN Philippines, Inquirer]

https://www.rappler.com/nation/philippine-airports-under-heightened-security-alert-bomb-threats-october-6-2023/

9. P2.1 billion worth of suspected shabu intercepted at Manila port

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1842044/authorities-seize-p2-2-billion-shabu-hidden-in-meat-jerky

10. Manila gov't suspends classes due to inclement weather

[Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Manila Times, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, CNN PGL]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/10/6/manila-gov-t-suspends-classes-due-to-inclement-weather-mdrrmo-to-monitor-flooded-areas

11. Filipinos spend more for food, particularly rice, yet eat less – Pulse Asia

[Rappler, Manila Standard, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/05/23/nearly-all-filipinos-spend-more-money-on-food-in-past-quarter-pulse-asia

12. Fatal collision at WPS

-PCG: Collision an accident, not deliberate ramming

-PCG to retrieve FB Dearyn for investigation

-On fatal collision in WPS: PH contacts ship’s next stop, country of origin — PCG 

-Speaker Romualdez, House leaders visit Pag-asa Island, promise aid to fisherfolk

-China condemns Philippine re-supply mission to disputed atoll; blocks Ayungin resupply anew 

[Inquirer, Rappler, GMA News News, CNN PHL, Manila Times, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/10/06/2301555/pcg-collision-accident-not-deliberate-ramming

13. 14 Sayyaf fighters surrender in Basilan [Manila Times, BusinessWorld, Philstar]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/10/06/regions/14-sayyaf-fighters-surrender-in-basilan/1913367

14. DA: Cases filed vs 40 'onion smugglers'

[GMA News, Inquirer, Cebu Daily News]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1841862/raps-filed-vs-40-onion-smugglers-price-manipulators-da

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