(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 18 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 – Friday, 29 December 2023

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

29 December 2023, Friday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Jeepney modernization

-‘Scrap deadly PUVMP deadline’ — Imee rails against BBM’s stonewalling

- PUV consolidation deadline stays as gov’t vows to prevent transport crisis

-Transport group sets up protest camp

-Toyota pledges P1.1 billion more to PH's PUV modernization program

-DOTr readies contingency for end-January scenario  

-Gabriela urges gov't to reject Mandatory Franchise Consolidation 

-Jeepney drivers affected by PUVMP may avail of gov’r cash aids – DSWD

[Daily Tribune, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Philippine Daily Inquirer, News5, DZBB, CNN PHL, Rappler]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/12/scrap-deadly-puvmp-deadline-imee-rails-against-bbms-stonewalling

2. Iwas Paputok

-DILG pushes safe New Year celebrations

-Fireworks-related injuries in PH reach 96

-'Pailaw' still allowed for New Year: DILG

[Manila Times, Business Mirror, Daily Tribune, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL, PTV 4, One News PH]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/12/29/news/national/abalos-to-lgus-enforce-firecracker-ordinances/1926017

3. January 2 is not a holiday—Palace

[Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, Interaksyon, Daily Tribune]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/12/29/january-2-is-not-a-holiday-palace

4. Hospitals on 'Code White' alert for New Year revelries

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, News5]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/12/29/new-year-2024-hospitals.html

5. West PHL Sea row

-More Pinoys support Marcos policies on WPS

-China says it won't turn blind eye on PH repeated 'provocations, harassment'

-Marcos urged to file for 'extended continental shelf' of WPS to UN

-China's 'provocations' in proper perspective

- PH, US discuss ‘robust’ alliance as tensions rise with China

[Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News, Rappler]

https://palawan-news.com/nsc-welcomes-latest-octa-poll-on-wps/

6. SWS: 96% of Filipinos hopeful for 2024, highest since pre-pandemic

[Bulgar, CNN PHL, Inquirer, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/892527/sws-96-of-filipinos-eyeing-new-year-2024-with-hope-highest-since-2019-before-covid-19-pandemic/story/

7. LTO suspends license of NAIA taxi driver in overcharging incident

[Rappler, Inquirer, Manila bulletin]

https://www.rappler.com/business/lto-suspends-license-naia-taxi-driver-overcharging-incident/

8. Pro-admin sentiment declined this year — PUBLiCUS Asia

[Manila Standard, Manila Times, Businessworld]

https://www.bworldonline.com/the-nation/2023/12/28/565930/pro-admin-sentiment-declined-this-year-publicus-asia

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