(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).


TOP STORIES – Monday, 02 October 2023

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

02 October 2023, Monday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Pulse Asia survey

-Bongbong Marcos, Sara Duterte’s approval ratings fall – Pulse Asia

-Senate, House retain majority approval in Pulse Asia poll

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1839616/bongbong-marcos-and-sara-dutertes-approval-ratings-fall-pulse-asia

2. PH debt stock reached new high of P14.35T at end-August

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Philstar, CNN PHL, Rappler, Inquirer] https://business.inquirer.net/424427/ph-debt-stock-reached-new-high-of-p14-35t-at-end-august

3. Diesel prices up; gasoline, kerosene down in first week of October

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/10/02/23/diesel-prices-up-oil-gasoline-down-in-first-week-of-october

4. Maharlika Investment Fund

-Maharlika could be active in market by Q1, Diokno says

-Diokno shuts down rumors on heading Maharlika fund board

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Business World, Manila Standard, Inquirer]

https://www.bworldonline.com/economy/2023/10/02/548998/maharlika-could-be-active-in-market-by-q1-diokno-says

5. COA urged to investigate VP Duterte's P2B confidential funds as Davao mayor

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/10/1/davao-confidential-funds.html

6. Marcos, VP Duterte give one-night Palace concert for teachers; vows to improve teachers' lives

-Teachers hope for higher wages, benefits despite Palace concert honoring them

- As PH celebrates Teachers’ Month, PBBM recalls first mentor

https://mb.com.ph/2023/10/2/marcos-vows-to-work-harder-to-improve-teachers-lives

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1839405/malacanang-to-hold-konsyerto-sa-palasyo-for-teachers-on-sunday-evening

7. Rice price cap and smuggling

-Marcos, econ managers to discuss lifting of rice price cap: Diokno

-BOC orders seizure of smuggled rice

-‘Release of P12.7 billion aid for rice farmers long overdue’

-Economic sabotage raps filed vs rice smugglers

-BOC orders seizure of smuggled rice

-Buying price of palay increases to P22 per kilo

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, Business Mirror, People’s Tonight]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/10/02/23/marcos-econ-managers-to-discuss-lifting-of-rice-price-cap-diokno

8. Ex-Pres. Arroyo sued over alleged Malampaya fund misuse

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/10/1/graft-complaint-gloria-macapagal-arroyo-malampaya-fund.html

9. Bomb threats

-Bomb scare disrupts Bicol International Airport flights

-Hoax bomb threat hits Quezon City school

[DZBB, GMA News, Daily Tribune, ABS-CBN News, Rappler, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1839753/fwd-bomb-joke-disrupts-flights-in-bicol-international-airport

10. Luzon areas under Signal No. 1 due to typhoon Jenny;  Gov't assures readiness for typhoon 'Jenny'

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/10/2/5-luzon-areas-under-signal-no-1-due-to-typhoon-jenny

11. Marcos congratulates EJ Obiena for PH 1st gold medal

[Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Remate, Pilipino Star]

https://sports.inquirer.net/531856/marcos-congratulates-ej-obiena-for-ph-1st-gold-medal

12. DMW probes death of domestic worker in Saudi Arabia

[Philstar, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/10/02/2300658/dmw-probes-death-domestic-worker-saudi-arabia

13. Oil spill detected in Palawan

[Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2023/10/02/2300506/oil-spill-spotted-palawan

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