(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, 13 October 2023

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

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

1. Israel conflict

-DFA confirms 3rd Filipino fatality in Israel-Hamas war;

-Remains of OFW killed in Saudi Arabia to arrive in PH on Friday — DMW

-Still no open ‘corridor’ for Filipino repatriations; Most Filipinos in Gaza now want to leave

-AΓ±o says gov’t pushes designation of Hamas as a terrorist group in PHL

-Israel-Hamas war has no major impact on PH economy—NEDA

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, CNN PHL, DZBB, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune, Philstar, Rappler, Business Mirror] https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/10/13/Third-Filipino-death-Israel-Hamas-war.html

2. Palace releases 2024 holidays; EDSA anniversary not among Palace list because if falls on a Sunday

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Rappler, Philstar, Manila Times, Daily Tribune] https://mb.com.ph/2023/10/13/palace-cites-minimal-socioeconomic-impact-in-forgoing-edsa-holiday-in-2024

3. Batangas Quake

-Strong quake hits Batangas; felt in parts of Metro Manila, nearby areas

-No classes in Alfonso, Cavite after 5.0-magnitude quake

-Muntinlupa suspends public school classes after Batangas earthquake

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Rappler, Philstar, GMA News, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Buinsess Mirror]


4. Agriculture

-Marcos: Agri sector needs to be industrialized; sees stable poultry supply

-San Miguel eyes 80 million annual chicken production in Davao del Sur

[Philstar, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, Rappler]


5. West PHL Sea

-PH, UK reaffirm commitment to defense relations amid challenges in WPS

-DFA chief urges creation of archipelagic sea lanes in West Philippine Sea

-Gibo laughs off China's accusation on PH 'provocation'

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Rappler]


6. Data leak issue

-DOST confirms ‘data leak incident’ in science, tech experts portal 

-Marcos ‘frustrated’ amid hacking of gov’t agencies, DICT exec says

-DOST, PNP systems also hacked, DICT says 

[Rappler, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, News5]


7. DOJ asks Tumbado to appear before NBI Oct. 16 to shed light on 'corruptions' at LTFRB

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar]


8. SRA move to halt release of 150,000 MT of imported sugar lauded; looks into possible price manipulation  

[Philstar, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]


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