(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 –Thursday, 9 November 2023

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

9 November 2023, Thursday as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Philippine economy grows 5.9 percent in third quarter of 2023

[GMA News, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Rappler] https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/11/09/23/philippine-economy-grows-59-percent-in-third-quarter

2. Confidential Fund

-Sara Duterte gives up P500-M OVP secret fund — Sonny Angara 

-Senate to probe info leak from executive session on confidential funds

-Angara: P125-M fund ‘transfer’ to OVP just DBM labeling error

-Senate removes OVP, DepEd secret funds

-OCTA poll on confidential funds vindicated House, say lawmakers

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, GMA News, Rappler, CNN PHL Malaya, Abante Tonite]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1857331/sonny-angara-sara-duterte-will-no-longer-seek-p500-m-ovp-secret-fund

3. Meralco hikes power rates anew for November; Transport, oil seen to keep prices high

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/companies/887798/meralco-hikes-power-rates-anew-for-november/story/?just_in

4. Paul Soriano out as Palace adviser, says senator

-Pascual, Diokno, Bautista out? Find out the young guns reportedly joining Marcos’ Cabinet

-PBBM appoints ex-MMDA chair de Dios as new PCGG commissioner

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/11/9/paul-soriano-no-longer-pres-adviser-creative-comms.html

5. Timor-Leste president arrives in Manila for official visit

[Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Inquirer, CNN PHL]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/11/8/Timor-Leste-president-PH.html

6. Yolanda 10th anniversary

-54K housing units for Yolanda survivors unoccupied —NHA

-PBBM: 10 years after Typhoon Yolanda, PHL now better equipped vs. climate change

[Inquirer, ABS-CBN news, People’s Tonight, Daily Tribune, ABS-CBN News, Manila Standard, Philstar, Business Mirror]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/887760/54k-housing-units-for-yolanda-survivors-unoccupied-nha

7. UNITEAM ALLIANCE

-House shake-up bares cracks in ruling alliance – Castro 

-House leadership slams Arroyo for keeping silent on Duterte’s attack on Congress

-Imee’s choice: Through thick and thin, I’ll stick with the Dutertes

[Rappler, Daily Tribune, ABS-CBN News, News5PH, Philstar]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1857102/house-shake-up-bares-cracks-in-ruling-alliance

8. DA-PhilRice execs push for revival of ‘half-cup-rice’ rule

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News] 

https://mb.com.ph/2023/11/9/da-bats-for-revival-of-half-rice-law-to-prevent-rice-wastage

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