(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 25 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 – Wednesday, 04 October 2023

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

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

Retailers comply with the mandated price ceiling on rice at the Mega Q-Mart in Quezon City on September 5, 2023. Maria Tan, ABS-CBN News

1. Rice issues

-Marcos lifts rice price caps

-PBBM leads distribution of rice in Taguig City to around 1K 4Ps beneficiaries in Taguig

-Marcos: Charges filed vs. rice smugglers

-Cash aid to rice retailers 'will continue' despite lifting of price cap —DTI

[Philstar, CNN PHL, Daily Tribune, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, Manila Standard, Interaksyon, Philstar]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/video/news/10/04/23/marcos-lifts-rice-price-cap

2. West PHL Sea

-Filipino fishing boat rammed in WPS; 3 dead

-Marcos mourns 3 fishermen's deaths; appeals for public restraint

-Gov’t to hold accountable those responsible in maritime collision — PBBM

-Senators condemn and seek justice for 3 Filipinos killed in Scarborough Shoal ramming incident

-PAMALAKAYA demands swift investigation on death of three fishermen in Bajo de Masinloc

-DFA condoles with fishermen's families; probe still ongoing

-PCG says oil tanker registered in Marshall Islands rammed Filipino boat, killing 3 fishermen

[Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, Business Mirror, DT, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Cebu Daily News, Philstar, Rappler, Daily Tribune, Interaksyon] 

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/10/04/2301141/3-filipino-fishers-dead-after-ramming-foreign-vessel

3. Survey

-'I understand': Marcos not surprised by approval ratings dip

-Analysts point to inflation, rice promise after Marcos, Duterte approval scores plunge

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/10/4/i-understand-marcos-not-surprised-by-approval-ratings-dip

4. LTFRB OKs P1 hike in minimum PUJ fare

[The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Manila Times, Business Mirror, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, ABS-CBN News]

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2023/10/04/ltfrb-approves-%E2%82%A71-provisional-jeepney-fare-hike-effective-oct-8/

5. Navotas court orders arrest of 6 cops in Jemboy Baltazar's death

 [ABS-CBN News, Rappler, Daily Tribune, Manila Times, Philippine Star, GMA News, Inquirer, Rappler]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/884102/navotas-court-orders-arrest-of-6-cops-in-jemboy-baltazar-s-death/story/

6. Grade 5 student’s death 

-Teacher faces raps as student dies after ‘slap’; placed on leave

-Antipolo police: Too early to file homicide rap vs teacher

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Manila Standard, Rappler]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/10/04/2301136/court-orders-arrest-cops-navotas-teens-killing

7. Maharlika Investment Fund

-Speaker: House followed legislative process in Maharlika law

-SC to gov’t: Respond to Maharlika plea [Manila Standard]

-Zubiri confident that Maharlika fund will withstand judicial scrutiny

-Senate ready to answer queries on Maharlika Investment Fund Act – Zubiri

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

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/10/04/news/romualdez-due-legislative-processes-followed-in-crafting-maharlika-fund-law/1913179

8. PAF emergency landing

-PAF surveillance aircraft makes emergency landing in Cebu

-Mactan-Cebu Airport runway temporarily closed due to stuck PAF aircraft

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/10/4/paf-surveillance-aircraft-makes-emergency-landing-in-cebu

9. Philhealth hacking

-Privacy body probes 'possible negligence' in PhilHealth ransomware attack

-PhilHealth: Cyberattack hits only employees’ database not of members

-PhilHealth warns stolen employee data may be used for phishing, other illegal online activities

 -‘Medusa’ leaks PhilHealth data

[ABS-CBN news, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/10/04/2301156/privacy-commission-probes-possible-negligence-philhealth-cyberattack

10. Dalupiri Island in Cagayan rocked by magnitude 5.7 earthquake

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/science/884121/dalupiri-island-in-cagayan-rocked-by-magnitude-6-2-earthquake/story/

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