(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 –Tuesday, 12 December 2023

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

As of 5PM, 12 December 2023, Tuesday

1. WEST PHL SEA

-China says moves on PHL ships 'professional, restrained'

-China accuses PHL of ‘deliberate’ collision near Ayungin Shoal

-DFA summons Chinese ambassador due to back-to-back harassments in WPS

-PH, US top military officials discuss cooperation, China harassment in phone call

-Task force to propose 'new national strategy' following West PHL Sea incidents

-Brawner: No need to invoke MDT with US despite China's water cannon attacks

-Teodoro calls out China for ‘roguish behavior’, says it has no peaceful intent in WPS

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, CNN Philippines, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, People’s Journal, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Pilipino Mirror, Pilipino Star Ngayon, The Philippine STAR, The Manila Times, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/891093/china-says-moves-on-ph-ships-professional-restrained/story/

2. Marcos off to Japan for ASEAN-Japan Summit; to tackle disputed sea, Marawi bombing

[BusinessMirror,  Manila Times, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1873946/marcos-off-to-japan-for-asean-japan-summit

3. Marcos: No extension for Dec. 31 PUV operators' consolidation deadline

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/891083/marcos-no-extension-for-dec-31-puv-operators-consolidation-deadline/story/

4. SMNI FRANCHISE SUSPENSION:

-DOJ urged to issue travel lookout order on Quiboloy

-Hontiveros bares accounts of Quiboloy's alleged 'criminal activities'; Brosas eyes his speedy extradition to US

-Solons raise eyebrows on SMNI's link up with Chinese state network amid WPS issue

-House adopts reso urging NTC to suspend SMNI over alleged franchise violations

-Lawyer blasts 'feeding frenzy' vs Quiboloy, says trafficking allegations recycled

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/891076/doj-urged-to-issue-travel-lookout-order-on-quiboloy/story/

5. Marcos grants gratuity pay, SRI to gov’t employees

[ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippines, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Radyo Inquirer, Rappler] https://www.rappler.com/philippines/gratuity-pay-service-recognition-incentive-government-employees-2023

6. Government gets lowest points in fighting inflation —OCTA survey

[GMA News, One News, Philstar, Manila Standard, Manila Times]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/12/12/2318187/government-gets-lowest-points-fighting-inflation-survey

7. LAND DISTRIBUTION

-Marcos wants to complete distribution of agri land to beneficiaries by 2028

-Land titles best Christmas gift to agrarian beneficiaries –Marcos

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/11/23/marcos-wants-to-complete-distribution-of-agri-land-by-2028

8. COVID cases in Philippines up by 36% to 1,821

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/12/23/covid-cases-in-ph-up-by-36-percent-to-1821

9. Death toll rises to 20 in Maguindanao del Sur fighting as Dawlah Islamiyah attacks MILF

[Pilipino Star Ngayon, Philstar, Rappler]

https://www.rappler.com/nation/mindanao/death-toll-maguindanao-del-sur-fighting-dawlah-islamiyah-attacks-milf-december-2023/

10. Third petition vs. Sara’s intel funds filed at SC

[ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippines, Manila Standard]

https://www.manilastandard.net/news/national/314398252/third-petition-vs-saras-intel-funds-filed-at-sc.html

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