(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Saturday, 13 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 – Sunday, 18 February 2024

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

As of 4:00 p.m., Sunday, 18 February 2024

1. WEST PHL SEA:

- Marcos to PCG, BFAR: Stay put in disputed waters

- Chinese floating barrier spotted anew in Bajo de Masinloc

- BFAR: China using cyanide to 'destroy' Scarborough on purpose

 [Manila Times, People’s Tonight, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Pilipino Star NGAYON, GMA News]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/02/18/news/marcos-to-pcg-bfar-stay-put-in-disputed-waters/1932902

2. Davao de Oro landslide death toll rises to 98

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Standard, Philstar] https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/557294/davao-de-oro-landslide-death-toll-rises-to-98-over-5300-in-evacuation-centers

3. EL NIΓ‘O IMPACT:

- El NiΓ±o to scorch Metro Manila, North Luzon; Gibo calls on LGUs to align El NiΓ±o plan with nat’l government

- El NiΓ±o damage in Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula hits P151.3-M

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/2/18/gibo-calls-on-lg-us-to-align-el-nino-plan-with-national-government

4. OCTA: Most Filipino adults 'not satisfied' with how Marcos admin handles inflation, poverty

[Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Philstar] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/02/18/2334260/75-dissatisfied-government-effort-vs-inflation-poll

5. IOC denies Manny Pacquiao's Paris Olympics request

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Manila Times, Rappler] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/sports/boxing/897842/ioc-denies-manny-pacquiao-s-paris-olympics-request/story/

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