(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Saturday, 22 June 2024) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections 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 Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

TOP STORIES – Saturday, 21 October 2023

TOP STORIES (from online and print media monitoring)

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

1. PBBM Saudi trip

-Marcos returns from 'short yet successful' KSA trip; closes $4.26-B investment deal

-Palace: Saudi investors interested in Maharlika

[Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, Philstar, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Abante, People’s Journa, Manila Standard]


2. OFW issue  

-PBBM eager to resolve diplomatic tensions with Kuwait; accepts Kuwaiti crown prince's apology

-Saudi gov't now processing OFWs' unpaid wages — Marcos

-Marcos tells Filipino community in Riyadh: You are PH'a invaluable assets

-DMW repatriates 95 distressed OFWs from Saudi Arabia

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


3. Crisis abroad

-President Marcos: Cease hostilities, release war hostages 

-Filipinos leaving Gaza assured of smooth entry into Egypt — DFA

-DFA seeks voluntary repatriation in Lebanon, cautions Pinoys in Egypt

-DFA considering placing Lebanon under Alert Level 3 - official

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


4. Marcos abolishes Northrail Corp.

[News5, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]


5. Oil prices seen to go up next week

[Manila Standard, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL]


6. Phivolcs records 'short-lived lava bursts' in Mayon 

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


7. PDEA destroys P6-B drugs, chemicals

[Inquirer, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin]


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