(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 – Tuesday, 24 October 2023

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

24 October 2023, Tuesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. West PHL Sea

-PH to take ‘more resolute’ steps vs. China’s increasing aggression in WPS, says NSC

-US, Philippines reaffirm alliance after latest Chinese aggression

-More PH patrols as Chinese ships spotted in West Philippine Sea areas

-PCG: Ayungin collision probe results expected in 5 days

[ABS-CBN News, Business Mirror, Manila Standard, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, Pilipino Mirror]


2. Israel conflict

-120 more Filipinos in Israel asked for repatriation —DMW

-All 136 Pinoys in Gaza safe, accounted for —envoy

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


3. Gov't sets quicker activation of fuel subsidy program

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


4. PBBM orders creation of a council to execute the Universal Healthcare Act

-UHC Law promotes ‘good governance’ not red tape — DOH chief

[Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times]


5. Marcos: Government steadfast in making AFP a 'world-class force'

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times]


6. Palace has no plans to declare October 31, 2023 as holiday

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


7. 200K job opportunities opened in Saudi visit proof of PBBM’s vow to uplift lives - Speaker

[People’s Tonight, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune]


8. Rep. Castro files criminal complaint vs ex-president Duterte

-Criminal rap vs Rodrigo Duterte puts justice system to true test – lawyer 

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



-PNP deploys 800 more cops to BARMM to secure barangay polls

-Comelec to visit Abra after withdrawal of hundreds of BSKE bets

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


10. AI generators

-House warns members, employees against using AI image generators

-AI yearbook trend risks identity theft: NBI [ABS-CBN News]

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


11. COVID-19 update

-Philippines registers 165 new COVID-19 cases

-No plans for DOH to get more bivalent vaccines: Herbosa ;

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


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