(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 19 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 135 km West Southwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.1°N, 120.0°E). Meanwhile, another LPA was estimated based on all available data at 880 km East of Eastern Visayas (11.1°N, 133.8°E). 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 cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. 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 Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

TOP STORIES – Thursday, 18 January 2024

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

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

1. Charter Change

-PH, China seek de-escalation of tensions in South China Sea

-Comelec receives signatures from 600 towns and cities for people's initiative

-Zubiri to resigns as Senate president if political amendments in Constitution gets through

-Salceda: Senate move 'a big step forward' after decades of rejecting Cha-cha

-Barbers tells China: Don’t treat PH as your subject

[Philstar, Bulgar, Abante, Manila Times, People’s Tonite, People’s Journal, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, Inqurier, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL]


2. Marcos vows 'people-centered development' in his Pasig River restoration project

[Abante Tonite, Philstar, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Daily Tribune, Manila Times, GMA News, Manila Standard, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, Peeople’s Tonight]


3. Upgrade PH maritime industry, align with global standards --- Marcos

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


4. Philhealth contribution

-PhilHealth awaiting Marcos' order on appeal vs premium hike

-Senators, SBG back PhilHealth premium hike suspension

-PhilHealth, Pag-Ibig incomes still up even with no premium hikes

[Manila Standard, Abante, MB, Philstar, Remate, Inquirer, Manila Times, Business Mirror, Daily Tribune, GMA News]


5. Rice supply

-Marcos OKs rice subsidy, medical gear for troops

-MECO hands over rice donated by Taiwan to DSWD

-Taiwan's rice donation may be used for food packs during disasters

-Rice may hit P60/kilo, group says; DA pushes P1.3t for harvest tools Marcos 

[Manila Standard, People’s Tonight, Manila Times, Business Mirror, People’s Jorrnal, Abante Tonite, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


6. DA bans poultry, live birds import from California, Ohio

Philippines bans importation of poultry from Japan due to bird flu 

[CNN PHL, Philstar, Business Mirror, Manila Standard, GMA News]


7. Nearly half of Pinoys still consider themselves poor — SWS

[GMA News, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, CNN PHL]


8. PUV modernization

-DOLE: Unconsolidated jeepney drivers, operators to receive aid

-LTO expands impound areas for colorum PUJs

-IBON predicts P30 to P35 minimum fare in coming years

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


9. Cop linked to Catherine Camilon's disappearance sacked —police

[GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, People’s Tonight, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Philstar]



10. Power outage

-NGCP: Brace for another possible power outage in Panay 

-Romualdez, 2 other lawmakers file reso to probe Palawan’s power woes

-House eyes probe on power crisis besetting Palawan 

[Business Mirror, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, Inquirer, GMA News] 

11. Senate bill allowing netizens to join legislative process filed

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


12. SC junks petition to recover lands from PCGG

[GMA News, Philstar, Business Mirror]


13. 5.7 earthquake strikes off Surigao del Sur

[ABS-CBN News, GMA New, Inquirer]


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