(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).


Thursday, 7 December 2023

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

As of 5:00 p.m., 07 December 2023, Thursday

1.Peace talks

-Marcos has military's ‘full support’ over amnesty for rebels: AFP chief

-Imee backs VP Sara, opposes peace talks with communist rebels

-No preconditions in new talks with rebels – gov’t

-PH peace adviser to take all comments on planned talks with communist rebels; asks support from public

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, Philstar, Pilipino Star Ngayon, People’s Journal, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business Mirror]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/video/news/12/07/23/afp-chief-on-peace-talks-full-support-kami-kay-presidente

2. Jobless rate falls in October, underemployment up

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/12/07/23/jobless-rate-falls-in-october-underemployment-up

3. DOH logs 4 cases of ‘walking pneumonia’; says cases already recovered 

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/890643/doh-all-walking-pneumonia-cases-in-ph-recovered/story/

4. ‘Uncomfortable truth’: Duterte calls for collective action after PH’s dismal performance in 2022 PISA

-Senator seeks more funds for DepEd's learning recovery plan

[BusinessWorld, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Rappler, Manila Standard, CNN PHL]

https://manilastandard.net/news/314396815/low-survey-score-uncomfortable-truth-vp-sara.html

5. SMNI franchise revocation

-SMNI anchors go on hunger strike while in House custody

-Hunger strike day 2: Celiz, Badoy in 'normal' condition after House check-up

-SMNI franchise hearing resumes Monday; SMNI will get chance to answer issues as it faces losing franchise – House rep

[Manila Bulletin, Philstar, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News, Business Mirror, Inquirer]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/12/7/smni-lorraine-badoy-jeffrey-celiz-hunger-strike-.html

6. PH fishing banca destroyed in allision with Chinese vessel; 5 rescued

[GMA News, Inquirer, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News, Philstar]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/video/news/12/07/23/ph-fishing-banca-destroyed-in-allision-with-chinese-vessel-5-rescued

7. Pilot of Piper plane that went missing found dead; other passenger being located

[GMA News, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/12/7/missing-piper-plane-isabela-updates.html

8. West PHL Sea

-France ready for joint WPS patrols [Manila Times, Philstar]

-House adopts resolution condemning China's actions in WPS

[Manila Times, Philstar, Rappler, CNN PHL]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/12/7/france-joint-patrols-in-west-ph-sea.html

9. Quake

-Over 4,000 aftershocks logged from 2 major Surigao del Sur quakes

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/12/7/Surigao-del-Sur-aftershocks-damages.html

10. Marawi blast

-BARMM police says 2 suspects in Marawi blast are MSU ‘residents’ 

-AFP admits failure of intelligence 'in a way' in MSU blast

-MSU bombing suspects involved in other attacks: PNP

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin] https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1872154/police-saying-that-2-suspects-in-marawi-blast-are-residents-of-msu

11. DOF’s Diokno on replacement rumors: I’ll work as long as needed

[ABS-CBN News, Abante, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/890663/dof-s-diokno-on-replacement-rumors-i-ll-work-as-long-as-needed/story/

12. EO on lower agri tariffs up for approval

[BusinessWorld, Philstar, Manila Times]

https://www.bworldonline.com/top-stories/2023/12/07/562028/eo-on-lower-agri-tariffs-up-for-approval/

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