(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 24 April 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 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 Easterlies/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 East to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).


TOP STORIES – Friday, 23 February 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Friday, 23 February 2024

1. After PhilHealth claims Marcos didn’t object to premium hike, Palace clarifies review still ongoing

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

https://mb.com.ph/2024/2/23/marcos-review-to-suspend-phil-health-premium-hike-still-ongoing-palace

2. Wage hike to cut GDP growth, raise unemployment —NEDA

[BusinessMirror, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Manila Times, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/business/2024/02/23/2335373/wage-hike-cut-gdp-growth-raise-unemployment-neda

3. Marcos congratulates Prabowo in phone call, wants strengthened ties with Indonesia under new leader

[Daily Tribune, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, The Manila Times]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/02/23/news/national/marcos-congratulates-prabowo-in-phone-call/1933710

4. Marcos sees ‘great deal of potential’ in PH-Hawaii trade

[Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, People’s Tonight, Pilipino Mirror, The Philippine STAR, Inquirer]

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/226382/marcos-sees-great-deal-of-potential-in-ph-hawaii-trade

5. Senate subpoena vs Quiboloy formally served; House leaders tell Quiboloy to obey subpoena or risk arrest

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/898391/senate-subpoena-vs-quiboloy-formally-served/story/?just_in

6. Two alert list orders issued vs. Teves — DOJ

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, Philstar, Rappler, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/898322/two-alertlist-orders-issued-vs-teves-doj/story/

7. 3 NPA rebels killed, 4 gov't troopers hurt in northern Negros clash

[Abante, Daily Tribune, Malaya, People's Tonight, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Philstar, The Manila Times, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1908586/3-battles-between-afp-npa-in-negros-occ-kill-3-rebels-injure-3-troops

8. 5 suspected NPAs, policeman killed in Bohol clash

[Daily Tribune, Inquirer, The Manila Times, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/898401/5-suspected-npas-1-cop-killed-in-bohol-clash/story/?just_in

9. DOE: Rollback expected for oil prices next week

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

https://www.manilastandard.net/news/314419376/doe-rollback-expected-for-oil-prices-next-week.html

10. Pangilinan, Bam, Diokno named LP Senate bets in 2025; Robredo still being convinced

[BusinessWorld, News5, Rappler, Philstar]

https://philstarlife.com/news-and-views/554198-opposition-senate-bets-2025-elections

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