(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Saturday, 22 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 – Thursday, 11 January 2024

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

11 January 2023, Thursday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1.Widodo visit

-Indonesia commits to 'reexamine' Veloso's case

-Indonesian President Widodo ends official visit and leaves Philippines

-Philippines, Indonesia ink pact on energy cooperation

-Manila, Jakarta discuss SCS

[Manila Standard, Philstar, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Times, GMA News, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, Abante, Abante Tonite, Benar News, CNN PHL]


2.Charter changer

-Imee says Comelec may face technical malversation if P12B funds used for Cha-cha

-Marcos seeks inquiry on effectiveness of People’s Initiative for Cha-cha  

-Comelec: P12 billion restored to budget ‘definitely’ not for Cha-cha

-Comelec probes alleged vote buying for Cha-cha

-More push economic Cha-cha, Senate urged to heed biz group’s call

-Group denies ‘buying’ signatures for Cha-cha petition

-'EDSA-Pwera' ad aired vs. 1987 Constitution

-Gomez says P20M to congs in exchange for PI signatures ain't true

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


3. West PHL Sea

-Manila, Jakarta discuss SCS; PBBM, Widodo: Uphold law in WPS issue

-1st resupply mission of 2024 in WPS a success - PCG

-China tells US: No compromise on Taiwan

- Minister Baerbock expresses concerns over rising tensions in West PHl Sea

[Manila Standard, Inquirer, Manila Times, Remate, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Philstar, People’s Tonight, People’s Journal, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL]


4. PBBM to visit Germany on March 12

[GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, CNN PHL]


5. Education

-Marcos tells DepEd to keep working hard to improve PISA score; arm teachers with better skills on gadgets, tech use in schools 

-DepEd’s ‘Catch-up Fridays’ to begin Jan. 12 

-DepEd targets to finish K to 12 curriculum review in May 2024

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


6. US Fuel in Subic

-Imee hits DND, AFP silence on massive US fuel delivery to Subic

-US confirms commercial tanker brought clean fuel to Subic

-US fuel storage in Subic is regular commercial transaction – DND

[Daily Tribune, Manila Times, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Malaya, ABS-CBN News]


7. Lawmaker wants probe on franchise consolidation scam claims

-LTFRB not ready for PUV modernization: lawmaker

-Bosita says drivers of modern jeepneys need to impose P30-P40 minimum fare

-LTFRB Chair says unconsolidated jeepney units will be apprehended by February 1

-Gov’t urged to defer PUV modernization, address issues 

-LTFRB agrees to ‘recalibrate’ PUV modernization to ensure protection of rights of drivers, operators

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Manila Standard, Abante Tonite, CNN PHL]


8. PNP issues

-76 cops dismissed from service in 2023 — Abalos

-NCRPO taking steps to tackle issue of cops linked to drug cases

-Nartatez vows new policies to discourage cops from violating operation procedures

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


9. Contaminants found in 1 of 12 Baguio water source - DOH exec

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, GMA News, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, Manila Times]


10. SRP on rice not being considered — DA chief

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


11. NGCP probe

-Senators grill NGCP; consumer group calls for reforms in power management

-ERC refuses to air conclusion before ending probe of W. Visayas blackout [Inquirer]

-Delayed projects possible grounds for NGCP’s franchise revocation – senator

-Iloilo chiefs want accountability for Panay Island blackout

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Times, Rappler, GMA News, CNN PHL]


12. Election preparation

-Comelec targets 3M new voters for 2025 national and local polls

-Voter registration to open February 15

-Comelec: BARMM to hold plebiscite for creation of 8 towns in April

-Comelec: Voter registration to resume on Feb. 12

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


13. Sandiganbayan junks Garin's bid to dismiss Dengvaxia cases 

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]


14. Duterte decries slashed budget

[Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, Abante Tonite]


15. Drug rehab

Go backs nationwide drug rehab centers

[Remate, Daily Tribune, People’s Tonight]


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