(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, 09 October 2023

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

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

1. Israel-Hamas conflict

-Filipino taken hostage, 3 wounded, 4 stlll missing in Israel — Filipino community leader

-Assure safety and locate all Filipinos in Israel – Marcos

-Envoy: We will protect Filipinos in Israel the same way we protect our citizens

[ABS-CBN news, CNN PHL, GMA news,  Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Abante Tonite, Business Mirror, Manila Times, Rappler, Manila Standard]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/10/9/filipino-taken-hostage-3-others-wounded-in-israel-filipino-community-leader

2. Oil firms announce huge rollback of pump prices

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/10/09/23/bigtime-oil-price-rollback-set-on-october-10

3. Transportation

-‘Libreng Sakay’ in Metro Manila to return in November till December

--P1 provisional fare hike for PUJs takes effect

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/10/9/libreng-sakay-resume-november.html

4. Diokno: GDP growth will be 'much better' in second half of 2023

[GMA News, Businessworld, CNN PHL, Manila Standard, ABS-CBN News, Manila Times]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/10/09/23/improved-govt-spending-to-drive-economic-growth-in-second-half-diokno

5. Marcos to DA: Use excess RCEF collections to help farmers

[Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2023/10/09/2302421/excess-rcef-collections-ordered-use-assist-farmers

6. Economy

Gov’t raises $1.26B from second retail dollar bond sale

PH economy to expand faster in H2 – Diokno

[Philippine Daily Inquirer, GMA News, Businessworld, Interaksyon, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Inquirer]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/884590/philippines-raises-over-1-billion-from-retail-dollar-bonds-sale/story/

7. P1B released for Marawi siege victims

[Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/10/09/p1b-marawi-siege-award-released

8. PhilHealth calls for public cooperation amid data breach

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/08/23/philhealth-calls-for-public-cooperation-on-data-breach

9. PHL raises $1.26B, above target, in 2nd sale of RDBs

[Business Mirror, Inquirer, Philstar]

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2023/10/09/phl-raises-1-26b-above-target-in-2nd-sale-of-rdbs/

10. Volcano update

-Class suspensions in Batangas, Laguna, Rizal due to Taal vog

[Inquirer, CNN PHL, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, News5] https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1842970/fwd-list-class-suspensions-shift-to-distance-learning-on-october-9-due-to-taal-volcano-smog

11. LPA trough to bring rains over parts of PH

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Manila Times] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/09/23/lpa-thunderstorms-to-bring-rains

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