(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 – Sunday, 21 January 2024

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

21 January 2023, Sunday, as of 4:00 p.m.

Photo from the One News social media page shows President Marcos arriving at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan for the Coldplay concert the other night.

1. PBBM at Coldplay concert

- Marcos attends Coldplay concert, draws flak [Philstar]

-PSG defends Marcos' use of presidential chopper to attend Coldplay concert

-‘Grave insult to commuters’: Marcos draws flak for chopper ride to Coldplay concert in Bulacan

[CNN PHL, Daily Tribune, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Manila Times, Strait Times, Rappler, Manila Buletin, Bulgar, Abante Tonite, Rappler, News5PH]


2. Pag-Abot program

- Marcos institutionalizes DSWD’s Pag-Abot Program for vulnerable people

-DSWD ready to expand outreach activities for persons living on the streets

[Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Bulgar, People’s  Tonight, People’s Journal, Abante Tonite, Rappler]


3. Sinulog Festival

-Marcos to Sto. NiΓ±o devotees: Turn faith to action, spread love

-Crowd of 1.1M walk with Santo NiΓ±o in solemn procession

[Manila Bulletin, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Sunstar, CNN PHL, Rappler, News5] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/01/21/2327451/marcos-tells-sto-nio-devotees-translate-faith-action

4. Cha-cha

-People's Initiative threatens legislative checks and balances: Carpio

-DILG to sanction village officials participating in signature drive for Cha-cha

-‘No coercion or cash for people’s initiative’ 

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


5. UN rapporteur coming to PH; PH fully prepared for UN rapporteur's visit—Palace official

UN special rapporteur's visit allows gov't to show efforts in protecting people's rights, says NTF-ELCAC

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, People’s Journal, People’s Tonight]



6. Abalos sends off SAF team to Dubai challenge

[People’s Tonight, People’s Journal, Daily Tribune]


7.300 stranded miners safely returned to their homes - Mati City LGU

[Abante Tonite, Rappler, GMA News]


8. Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits Batangas; No reported hurt, casualty

[ABS-CBN news, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Inquirer, News5PH] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/20/24/magnitude-49-earthquake-hits-batangas

9. Davao Landslide

-VP Sara visits wake of Davao de Oro landslide fatalities

-Death toll due to severe flooding and landslides in Davao now 15 with five injuries – NDRRMC



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