(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 22 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 – Wednesday, 10 January 2024

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

10 January 2023, Wednesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. welcomes Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the Kalayaan Grounds in MalacaΓ±ang Palace, in Manila on January 10, 2024. Yummie Dingding, PPA Pool

1. Widodo visit              

-Marcos welcomes Indonesian President Widodo to Palace; Both agree to bolster political, security ties

- PH, Indonesia discussed South China Sea developments — Marcos

-Widodo urges PBBM to acquire anti-sub aircraft from Indonesia amid border issues in WPS   

- PH, Indonesia sign MOU on energy cooperation

- Widodo seeks ‘special safeguards' from PH on Indonesian coffee

 [Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Times, Inquirer, Manila Times, CNN PHL, Philstar, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Abante Tonite, Rappler, Daily Tribune]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/10/24/widodo-seeks-marcos-support-for-anti-submarine-aircraft-procurement

2. Veloso clemency request

-Marcos to again raise Veloso's freedom with Widodo

-DFA chief reiterates clemency request for Veloso ahead of Indonesian president’s visit

-Mother of death row Filipina begs Indonesia president to free her 

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Business Mirror, GMA News, Rappler] https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2024/1/10/marcos-widodo-mary-jane-veloso-clemency.html

3. Traslacion 2024

-Traslacion 2024 'generally peaceful' and 'better coordinated' than before: police

-Traslacion draws 6 million devotees after 3-year hiatus

-Traslacion 2024: Devotees’ trash disrespectful to people, nature – EcoWaste

-More garbage collected in Nazareno 2024 compared to previous years —Manila LGU [ABS-CBN News, Manial Standard, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Inquirer, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Abante, GMA News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/09/24/traslacion-2024-generally-peaceful-better-coordinated-police

4. PUV modernization

-LTFRB: Gov't has no say on brand of modern jeepneys for PUV Modernization

-No imperative to buy Chinese jeepneys: DOTr

-Modern jeepneys’ cost may push drivers to earn P6K daily – solon 

[Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, GMA News, CNN PHL, Philstar, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, Manila Times, Business Mirror, ABS-CBN News]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/01/10/2324647/ltfrb-wont-dictate-puv-brand-modernization-program

5. Charter change

-Imee: P20 million offered per district for House Cha-cha

-Lagman flags 700% increase in P14.22-B budget for polls

-Support for charter change not among the conditions to qualify for government aid: DOLE, DOH

- Garbin: Albay mayors want Cha-Cha, started collecting signatures

- Farmers’ groups pushing people’s initiative as solon rips ‘false claim’

- Robin Padilla: Keep political ambitions off people's initiative for Cha-cha

[Philstar, Bulgar, Inquirer GMA News, Daily Tribune, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News, Manila Standard]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/01/10/2324645/imee-p20-million-offered-district-house-cha-cha

6. DOJ recommends filing of ‘terrorism’ raps vs 11 Reds over ambush of Army troops in Mindoro

[Inquirer, Manila Times, Business Mirror, Inquirer, Manila Standard, Daily Tribune, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/1/10/doj-set-to-file-in-court-until-jan-12-criminal-charges-vs-11-suspected-npa-members

7. Jobs data better, but labor dropouts rise 

-Stagnant employment and shrinking labor force indicate worsening disguised joblessness — IBON

- Barbers: Drop in unemployment rate shows admin’s policies are working

[Daily Tribune, Inqurier, Philstar, Business Mirror, Abante Tonite, Bulagar]

Ibon, Manila Bulletin]

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2024/01/10/jobs-data-better-but-labor-dropouts-rise

8. Meralco power rates rising slightly in January

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2024/1/10/Meralco-bills-January-2024.html

9. Anti-illegal drugs fight

Marcos cites gains in fight vs illegal drugs; says 177 cops charged for drug offenses

[Philstar, Daily Tribune, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business Mirror, Bulgar, Abante Tonite, Abante, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Remate, Manila Times, People’s Journal]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/video/news/01/10/24/marcos-touts-major-achievements-in-new-approach-to-anti-drug-campaign

10. Pag-IBIG gets ECOP support in bid to raise savings contribution rates

[Manila Standard, Business World, Manila Times, Inquirer]

https://manilastandard.net/news/national/314406048/pag-ibig-gets-ecop-support-in-bid-to-raise-savings-contribution-rates.html

11. Pag-IBIG gets ECOP support in bid to raise savings contribution rates

[Manila Standard, Business World, Manila Times, Inquirer]

https://manilastandard.net/news/national/314406048/pag-ibig-gets-ecop-support-in-bid-to-raise-savings-contribution-rates.html

12. Pag-IBIG gets ECOP support in bid to raise savings contribution rates

[Manila Standard, Business World, Manila Times, Inquirer]

https://manilastandard.net/news/national/314406048/pag-ibig-gets-ecop-support-in-bid-to-raise-savings-contribution-rates.html

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