(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 –Thursday, 23 November 2023

TOP STORIES (from online and print media monitoring)

As of 5:00 p.m., 23 November 2023, Thursday

1. 17 Pinoy seafarers

-PBBM prioritizes safety of 17 Filipino seafarers hostaged in Red Sea

-DFA says 17 Pinoy seafarers taken hostage safe, hopes for release following Israel-Hamas truce

-House calls for international community's help to rescue Pinoy seafarers

[ABS-CBN News, Pilipino Star Ngayon, GMA News, Inquirer, Daily Tribune, Manila Times, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, Manila Standard, Business Mirror

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/11/23/2313636/marcos-govt-working-secure-release-seafarers-held-houthi-rebels

2. West PHL Sea

-Kudos to PBBM for raising West PH Sea issue in Xi meeting--Villafuerte

-Chinese ship, aircraft spotted by PH-US joint sea, air patrol in WPS

-China keeps watch on PH-US sea patrols

-First high-level mission manifests strong US ties with PH— Marcos

-WPS issues to be discussed in 'non-combative' way during Asia-Pacific forum — Zubiri

-‘No reason to bash maritime patrols’

[Philippine Daily Inquirer, Pilipino Star Ngayon, GMA News, Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin, People’s Journal, CNN PHL, Manila Standard]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/11/23/kudos-to-pbbm-for-raising-west-ph-sea-issue-in-xi-meeting-villafuerte

3. ICC probe

-VP Sara Duterte says any ICC probe in PH is ‘patently unconstitutional’

-Pro-ICC House reso unfazes Bato, Imee

Bato confident he can get through ICC probe on war on drugs

-Remulla to clarify gov’t position on ICC membership

-Abante says resolution urging gov’t to cooperate with ICC not personal attack vs. ex-Pres. Duterte

-Robin Padilla: Put ‘definite end’ to talks on PH cooperation with ICC

[Manila Standard, Inquirer, Philstar, OneNews Ph, Malaya, ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Bulgar, Abanate Tonite, CNN PHL]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1864694/vp-sara-duterte-says-any-icc-probe-in-ph-is-unconstitutional

4. Railway project

-PH repackaging 3 mega railway projects without China loan – DOTr

-GCG includes PCSO among ‘Most Improved’ GOCCs

-3 big-ticket railway projects in limbo but will push through, says DOTr

[CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Daily Tribune, Pilipino Mirror, Inquirer, Philstar, Business Mirror, CNN PHL]

https://business.inquirer.net/433284/3-big-ticket-railway-projects-in-limbo-but-will-push-through-says-dotr

5. Tacloban flooding

-Bongbong Marcos orders flooded Northern Samar’s rehabilitation

-Man dies in Northern Samar floods, province declares calamity state

-Over 80,000 displaced due to effects of shear line, LPA —NDRRMC

-Marcos cancels visit to Northern Samar due to bad weather

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1864658/bongbong-marcos-orders-flooded-northern-samars-rehabilitation

6.Mindanao quake

-Marcos assures quake-affected communities of total gov't support

-Magnitude 5 aftershock jolts Sarangani after massive quake

-Sarangani town placed under state of calamity due to M6.8 quake

-Psychosocial responders deployed for quake victims

-Magnitude 4.6 aftershock shakes Davao Occidental anew on Thursday

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/889329/marcos-vows-assistance-to-mindanao-earthquake-victims/story/?just_in

7. Four Cordillera activists question legality of ‘terrorist’ tag in court 

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, GMA News, Inquirer] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/11/23/2313659/cordillera-indigenous-leaders-challenge-terrorist-tag

8. Fire hits 4th floor of Pasig City Hall; work suspended

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/23/23/fire-hits-pasig-city-hall

9. SUV driver who sideswiped Angkas rider faces attempted murder charge

[ABS-CBN News, Rappler, Philstar, Daily Tribune, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/889314/suv-driver-who-sideswiped-motorcycle-rider-passenger-arrested-police

10. House, MMDA agree to apprehend vehicles with plate number '8'

[CNN PHL, Manila Times, Malaya, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/11/22/House--MMDA-apprehend-plate-number-8.html

11. Mimaropa workers to get pay hike

[Philstar, Inquirer, CNN PHL]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1864233/mimaropa-minimum-wage-increase

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