(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 16 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 310 km East Northeast of Davao City (8.3°N, 128.2°E). Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Mindanao. 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 LPA. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to 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 Northeast to Northwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

TOP STORIES – Friday, 16 February 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Friday, 16 February 2024

1. San Miguel-led consortium bags NAIA privatization project

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



-Marcos vows meds, water assistance to families affected by LPA in Caraga

-Marcos cites importance of weather forecasting amid 'new phenomenon'

-Marcos orders LGUs to deliver medicine to Caraga evacuation centers

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


3. Davao de Oro landslide death toll climbs to 92

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Philstar]


4. Marcos sees faster fiber internet speeds as PH launches submarine cable network

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Standard, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR] https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/02/16/news/national/marcos-sees-faster-fiber-internet-speeds


- Oblation run condemns charter change efforts

-Top economist pushes for Charter economic reform

- Comelec told not to let withdrawal from people's initiative difficult

 [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, People's Tonight, GMA News, The Manila Times]


6.  Zubiri vows to sign subpoena vs. Quiboloy

 [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, News5PH, Inquirer] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/2/16/zubiri-to-approve-senate-subpoena-vs-quiboloy-soon-1311

7. Supreme Court grants petitions of environmentalists allegedly abducted by military

[ABS-CBN News, Rappler, Inquirer, Business Mirror]  https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/2/15/sc-grants-petitions-of-environmentalists-allegedly-abducted-by-military-2021

8. Islamic State terror funding 'facilitator' arrested

- Funds received by suspected Al-Qaeda financier used in Marawi siege, gov't says

- DOJ foresees conviction of arrested terrorist financier

[GMA News, Manila Standard, Philstar, Business Mirror, The Manila Times]


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