(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 17 April 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 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 rain showers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies. 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 East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).


TOP STORIES – Thursday, 29 February 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Thursday, 29 February 2024

Philippines' President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. addresses the House of Representatives at the Parliament House in Canberra on February 29, 2024. - Ferdinand R Marcos Jr. is visiting Australia for his first official visit to hold talks on bilateral and international issues. (Photo by DAVID GRAY / AFP)
1. PHL-AUSTRALIA RELATION:

-Marcos urges Australia to join forces vs regional threats

-Marcos says Philippines on 'frontline' of maritime disputes, will not cede 'one square inch'

-Marcos lauds Australian PM's stance vs. nuclear weapons

-Philippines, Australia boost collab in maritime security, cyber technology, climate change

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Reuters, The Manila Times, Manila Standard]

https://manilastandard.net/news/314421235/marcos-urges-australia-to-join-forces-vs-regional-threats.html

2. Some Australian senators hold protests vs Marcos as he addressed parliament

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, GMA News, Canberra Times, The Guardian, Rappler]

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/australian-senators-protest-marcos-presence-speech-parliament-february-2024/

3. Marcos wants Cha-cha plebiscite alongside 2025 midterm elections

[Abante, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Pilipino Star NGAYON, Reuters, The Philippine Star, News5]

https://news.tv5.com.ph/breaking/read/saving-costs-marcos-wants-cha-cha-plebiscite-alongside-2025-midterm-elections

4. Rody backtracks on secession, denies drug yarn on successor

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, The Philippine STAR, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1911616/fwd-ex-pres-duterte-on-denying-he-called-marcos-an-addict

5. China expresses ‘grave concern’ on PHL’s activities in WPS

[Bombo Radyo, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/898995/china-expresses-grave-concern-over-ph-s-activities-in-wps/story

6. MAHARLIKA CORPORATION:

-Marcos can’t appoint foreigners to Maharlika Investment Corporation —DOJ

-‘Dual citizens can join board of Maharlika’

[BusinessMirror, GMA News, Manila Standard, Rappler]

https://www.rappler.com/business/department-justice-legal-opinion-maharlika-investment-corporation-foreigners/

7. SC finds Badoy guilty of indirect contempt for red-tagging judge

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

https://manilastandard.net/news/314421273/sc-finds-badoy-guilty-of-indirect-contempt-for-red-tagging-judge.html

8. MIAA takes action as ‘surot’ issue bites NAIA Terminals 2 and 3

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessWorld, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, Philstar, Rappler, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1911652/miaa-on-bed-bugs-in-naia-terminals-2-and-3

9. Magnitude 5.4 quake rocks Surigao del Sur —PHIVOLCS

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Standard, The Manila Times]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/02/29/news/magnitude-54-quake-rockssurigao-del-sur-phivolcs/1934709

10. PCG regains control of its hacked Facebook page

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/2/29/pcg-regains-control-of-its-hacked-facebook-page

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