(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 –Sunday, 12 November 2023

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

As of 4:00 p.m., Sunday, 12 November 2023

Media personnel film a presentation of the five Philippine rigid-hauled inflatable boats being shadowed by China Coast Guard ships during the press conference about the recent resupply mission at the Second Thomas Shoal in the disputed South China Sea, at a hotel in Manila on November 11, 2023. The Philippines accused the Chinese coast guard on Nov. 10, 2023 of "dangerous harassment" of Filipino boats in the disputed South China Sea, including firing a water cannon and blocking vessels on a resupply mission. AFP / Jam Sta Rosa

1. WEST PHL SEA DISPUTE:

- PCG reports biggest swarm of Chinese vessels near Ayungin Shoal

- PCG sends bigger vessel to escort boats on Ayungin mission

- Allies back Philippines after new water cannon attack by China

- Tolentino urges PBBM to recall PH envoy after China’s latest water cannon attack

- Solon suggests PH to air drop supplies to Ayungin

[GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, CNN Philippines, Daily Tribune] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/11/12/2310891/pcg-reports-biggest-swarm-chinese-vessels-near-ayungin-shoal

2. REVISED MAHARLIKA IRR:

- Maharlika IRR revised to free officers from political influence — Monetary Board member

- Speaker supports autonomy of Maharlika Investment Corp board of directors

- PhD, Master's degree requirements for Maharlika CEO, board removed in revised IRR

[Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Philstar, GMA News]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/11/12/maharlika-irr-revised-to-free-officers-from-political-influence-monetary-board-member

3. Taguig students found dead in school office

- DepEd to work with police to probe death of 2 Taguig students

- Families of 2 teens found dead in Taguig school accepted ‘no foul play’ findings - police chief

[GMA News, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, CNN Philippines, Rappler]

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/taguig-students-found-dead

4. 39 Filipinos in Gaza to cross Rafah border 'as soon as possible'

[GMA News, Philstar] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/dispatch/888083/dmw-39-filipinos-in-gaza-to-cross-rafah-border-as-soon-as-possible/story/

5. Veteran journalist Rina Jimenez David passes away at 68

[Philstar, Rappler, Inquirer] https://philstarlife.com/geeky/294841-veteran-journalist-rina-jimenez-david-passes-away

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