(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 12 July 2024) Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. 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 ITCZ. 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 Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).


TOP STORIES – Saturday, 07 October 2023

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

07 October 2023, Saturday, as of 4:00 p.m.

1. Marcos congratulates Gilas on winning Asian Games gold

[ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippines, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Times, GMA News, Manila Bulletin] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/sports/basketball/884474/marcos-congratulates-gilas-on-winning-asian-games-gold/story

2. RICE PRICE, SUPPLY:

- No rice price hike expected until start of 2024 — DA

- Marcos seeks Pinoys' help vs rice smugglers, hoarders

- House seeks feasible agricultural projects to stabilize rice, produce supplies

- 2.5M pinoys in line for rice, cash aid

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN Philippines, Manila Standard, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, People's Journal]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1842467/no-rice-price-hike-expected-until-start-of-2024

3. Balisacan: Economic team recommends extension of old EO on imported pork, corn and rice tariff

[Manila bulletin, CNN Philippines, GMA News]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/10/7/balisacan-extension-ed-imported-pork-corn-rice-tariff.html

4. Anti-graft court allows Enrile to file motion to dismiss plunder case

[CNN Philippines, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar] https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/10/7/Sandiganbayan-allows-Enrile-motion-for-dismissal.html

5. Metro mayors suspend pass-through fee collection

[Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Business Mirror, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2023/10/07/2301755/metro-mayors-suspend-pass-through-fee-collection

6. NPC starts probe into PhilHealth's potential violations in ransomware attack

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Philstar] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/884473/npc-starts-probe-into-philhealth-s-potential-violations-in-ransomware-attack/story

7. WEST PHL SEA:

- AFP slams China’s repeated interference in resupply missions in West PH Sea

- 'Special probe' on ramming incident off Pangasinan eyed by Senate

- PH's special envoy to China joins resupply mission at Ayungin shoal

- Philippine Coast Guard recovers rammed fishing boat

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Philstar, GMA News] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/07/23/afp-slams-chinas-repeated-interference-in-resupply-missions-in-west-ph-sea

 

8. CONFIDENTIAL FUNDS:

-Speaker one with Sara on CIF for peace, security

-Balisacan on confi funds: Limited funds should be for productive purposes

- Redirect ‘unnecessary expenditures’ in proposed 2024 budget, mayors say

[Philstar, GMA News, Rappler] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/10/07/2301803/speaker-one-sara-cif-peace-security

9. MINDANAO ISSUES:

- 84,000 Marawi evacuees face eviction

- 'Back to zero': Displaced Marawi residents still struggle to rebuild their lives, homes

- Bangsamoro probes alleged sale of teachers’ plantilla items for P300,000

[Philstar, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL]

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2023/10/07/2301748/84000-marawi-evacuees-face-eviction

10. P2.19 billion shabu concealed in beef jerky from Mexico intercepted

[Manila Standard, Inquirer, Daily Tribune, Philstar, Pilipino Mirror, Remate, People's Journal]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/10/07/2301802/p219-billion-shabu-concealed-beef-jerky-mexico-intercepted

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