(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, 12 January 2024

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

12 January 2023, Friday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Cabinet Appointment

-Diokno back to Monetary Board as Recto new Finance chief

-Senators laud PBBM’s choice of Recto as new DOF chief

-Diokno says PH economy, DOF are in better state than when I inherited them

-Businesses, bankers laud Recto's appointment as DOF chief

-SBMA head resigns from post

[Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Manila Times, Rappler, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Business Mirror, Rappler, CNN PHL, Abante, Bulgar, DZBB, News5, Businessworld, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


2. Charter change

-Charter change not a panacea to PH's ills: CBCP

-Bishop tells Filipinos: 'Reject push for Cha-cha via people's initiative' 

-More senators react to ongoing push for Cha-cha through People's Initiative

-Cha-cha foes slam TV ad: 'Distasteful wordplay'

-Cha-cha signature push akin to a scam, solon says

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


3. PHL-Germany relations

-Marcos welcomes German minister, reveals March trip; hopes to develop more cooperation

-Germany willing to work with PH on climate disaster fund, envoy says

-DFA thanks Germany for ‘unflinching support’ for int’l law amid WPS tension

[Manila Standard, Philstar, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, ABS-CBN News, Business Mirror, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Pilipino Star Ngayon, People’s Tonight, Abante Tonite, Bulgar]


4. Widodo commits to review death row case of Veloso

[Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Daily Tribune, People’s Tonight, Pilipino Star Ngayon]


5. Marcos urges housing program beneficiaries to use units to improve lives; vows to build more housing for Filipinos

[Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Inquirer, Daily Tribune, Manila Times, Manila Standard]


6. DSWD 73rd anniversary

-Marcos leads launch of 2 DSWD disaster management programs

-Marcos to DSWD: Serve Pinoys with kindness, compassion

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Manila Times, Daily Tribune]


7. PhilHealth: Premium rate adjustment already in effect; Benefits plan won't be affected should Marcos suspend premium hike

[GMA News, Inquirer, Daily Tribune, CNN PHL]


8. Marcos in vin d’honneur: PH ‘back on its feet’ following pandemic, amid conflicts [GMA news, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Remate, Summit Express]


9. Coup vs. Marcos

-Sen. Marcos says she advised, cautioned President on destab plots 

-PNP officers urged to shun adventurism  

- Destab plot futile

[Manila Standard, Inquirer, Abante, Philstar, Manila Times, People’s Tonight, Bulgar]


10. PUV modernization

-50% of Metro Manila jeepneys could be considered ‘colorum’ starting Feb. 1 Solon: LTFRB not ready to implement PUVMP 

-House panel urges PBBM to reconsider lapsed PUV consolidation deadline

-LTFRB stands firm on PUV modernization

-Solon: LTFRB unprepared for PUV modernization

-CHR to gov't: Address issue of potential income loss due to PUV modernization 

-PUV modernization ‘legitimate but should not burden public' – CHR [MB]

-MMDA: Senator, congressman among EDSA busway violators

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin,Philstar, People’s Journal, GMA News]


11. Erring cops

-NCRPO ‘clean up’ assured after indictment of 177 Metro cops in drug-related offenses

-Stiffest sanctions for ‘narco-cops’ 

-985 erring cops dismissed, 3.9K sanctioned

-108 cops dismissed over illegal drugs in Marcos admin so far — PNP

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Philstar, Inquirer, Manila Standard, Business Mirror, Inquirer, Daily Tribune]


12. Education

-Marcos wants PHL ranking in PISA to improve faster

DepEd told to elevate PH students’ global standing

DepEd begins training for teachers to spot bullying red flags 

[Business Mirror, People’s Journal, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, Philstar, Malaya, Inquirer, Manila Times, People’s Tonight, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Abante Tonite]


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