(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 –Sunday, 19 November 2023

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

19 November 2023, Sunday, as of 4:00 p.m.

1. MINDANAO QUAKE

-9 national, provincial roads damaged in Soccsksargen due to Mindanao earthquake

-PBBM orders quick response to Mindanao quake; death toll rises to 7

-Marcos Jr. says no need to cut short US trip after Mindanao quake

-NDRRMC vows immediate assistance for Mindanao quake victims

-Quake victims to get P20 million aid from House

-Gov’t agencies lauded for quake aid

-82 aftershocks recorded days after magnitude 6.8 quake shook Sarangani

-Sarangani suspends in-person classes on Nov 20-21 for post-earthquake infra inspection

-VP Sara to visit earthquake-affected areas in South Cotabato

[Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, The Manila Times, People’s Tonight, Philippine Daily Inquirer, People’s Journal, Abante, PhilStar, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippines]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/888849/9-national-provincial-roads-damaged-in-soccsksargen-due-to-mindanao-earthquake/story

2. MARCOS-XI MEETING

- Marcos tells Xi: PH fishers should work freely in WPS

-West PH Sea row a work in progress

-BBM, Xi agree SCS woes don’t define relationship

-Speaker Romualdez stands in solidarity with quake victims in Mindanao

[Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Manila Times, The Philippine Star, Abante Tonite, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Abante]

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/222950/marcos-tells-xi-ph-fishers-should-work-freely-in-wps

3. Marcos meets TikTok CEO, taps platform to help PH traders

[Inquirer, The Philippine Star, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, The Manila Times, Abante, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Bulgar, People’s Journal]

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/222961/marcos-meets-tiktok-ceo-taps-platform-to-help-ph-traders

4. TRANSPORT STRIKE

-PISTON to stage transport strike starting November 20

-LTFRB to provide free rides for commuters during 3-day transport strike

-QCPD to provide free rides during transport strike

-LTFRB declares readiness vs 3-day transport strike, says no class suspension needed

-Suspensiyon ng prangkisa posible kung sasali sa tigil-pasada: LTFRB

-On behalf of commuters, FEJODAP refuses to join nationwide transport strike

-Cebu transport coops: We won’t join 3-day strike

-Number coding scheme lifted on November 20 due to transport strike

[Inquirer, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippines, GMA News, Cebu Daily News, PhilStar]

https://www.rappler.com/business/piston-transport-strike-november-20-2023/

5. Marcos: No need to forgive those who caused family's exile 

[The Philippines Star, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Abante Tonite, Pilipino Star Ngayon, CNN Philippines]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/11/19/2312581/marcos-fm-ouster-exile-no-forgiveness-needed

6. Marcos Jr. arrives in Honolulu for final leg of US visit

-Marcos thanks Filipinos in Hawaii for keeping family alive during exile

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, GMA News, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, CNN Philippines]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/19/23/marcos-jr-arrives-in-honolulu-for-final-leg-of-us-visit

7. PH CONNECTIVITY

-Marcos eyes Starlink ties to boost PH connectivity

After tech mogul falls ill, PBBM vows to find other ways to meet with Elon Musk

-After SpaceX tour, Marcos optimistic PH internet connectivity will improve

[Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Daily Tribune, CNN Philippines, GMA News]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/11/starlink-will-revolutionize-phls-internet-connectivity-pbbm/

8. MAHARLIKA INVESTMENT FUND

-Marcos defends revised Maharlika fund IRR

-MIF IRR strengthens board’s independence

-Marcos denies easing Maharlika Fund IRR to favor newly appointed CEO

[CNN Philippines, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, The Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/11/18/marcos-defends-MIF-IRR.html

9. Marcos says 2023 APEC Summit 'very successful'

[GMA News, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Manila Bulletin, People’s Journal, Abante Tonite]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/888820/marcos-says-2023-apec-summit-very-successful/story/

10. VP SARA IMPEACHMENT

-Speaker Romualdez denies impeachment moves vs Sara Duterte at House

-VP Duterte says looking into impeachment rumors

[Inquirer, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1862108/speaker-romualdez-denies-impeachment-moves-vs-sara-duterte-at-house

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