(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 05 March 2024) Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon. 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/Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds coming from Northeast to East will prevail with moderate to rough seas (1.2 to 2.8 meters).


TOP STORIES – Sunday, 17 December 2023

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

As of 4:00 p.m., 17 December 2023, Sunday

Track of Tropical Depression Kabayan as of Dec. 17, 2023.
1. Tropical Depression Kabayan poised for landfall over Mindanao; Signal No. 1 up in Visayas, Mindanao areas

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/12/17/2319541/tropical-depression-kabayan-poised-landfall-over-mindanao-pagasa

2. ASEAN-JAPAN SUMMIT:

- 5 Phl-Japan deals, pacts expected during Marcos’ Tokyo visit

- Marcos: 'More assertive' China a 'real challenge' to Asian neighbors

- PH advocates peace, forges strong ties amid growing WPS tensions

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Daily Tribune, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, Abante]

https://tribune.net.ph/2023/12/5-phl-japan-deals-pacts-expected-during-marcos-tokyo-visit

3. Charter change

- Zubiri on Cha-cha: Surveys needed first

- DTI chief: ASEAN-Japan summit not a platform to pitch proposed PH economic reforms

[Philstar, Abante Tonite, Manila Bulletin] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/12/17/2319424/zubiri-cha-cha-surveys-needed-first

4.  Minimum wage for kasambahay in NCR, Caraga up in January

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Philstar, GMA News] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/17/23/minimum-wage-for-kasambahay-in-ncr-caraga-up-in-january

5. Fire engulfs truck, bus at Marikina transport terminal killing 2 people

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1876440/fire-hits-truck-and-bus-at-marikina-transport-terminal-killing-2-people

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