(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 18 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 – Thursday, 1 February 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Thursday, 01 February 2024

1. VP Sara denies hand in Oplan Tokhang in Davao City

- Ex-cop links Duterte siblings Paolo and Sara to 'drug war' dirt; House probe sought

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, News5PH]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/896123/vp-sara-denies-hand-in-oplan-tokhang/story

2. UNITEAM ALLIANCE:

-Sara thanks President for trust but respects family's opinions

-'Cracks' in Uniteam but President, VP still good – Sen. Marcos

-Imee Marcos: I will do anything to save UniTeam

-Ex-Davao hitman LascaΓ±as warns Marcos: Don’t trust the Dutertes

[ABS-CBN News, Abante, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune, Manila Times, GMA News, Inquirer, Rappler]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/01/31/videos/watch-sara-thanks-president-for-trust-but-respects-familys-opinions

3. PROPOSED MINDANAO SECESSION

-Duterte now wants ‘separate, independent’ Mindanao

-Mindanao lawmakers reject proposed Mindanao secession

-One Mindanao call is 'foolishness,' says Carpio

-Duterte’s secession threat unconstitutional — Lacson

[BusinessMirror, Inquirer, GMA News, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Straits Times] https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1897324/duterte-now-wants-separate-independent-mindanao

4. CHARTER CHANGE

-Imee Marcos urges PBBM: Stand firm, put an end to People’s Initiative drive

-CBCP warns of deception in people's initiative on Charter change

-Retrieve, protect Cha-cha signature pages, Comelec urges proponents

[Philstar, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin] https://mb.com.ph/2024/2/1/imee-marcos-urges-pbbm-stand-firm-put-an-end-to-people-s-initiative-drive

5. ICC PROBE

-Imee to Bongbong: Order DOJ to echo your stand vs. ICC

-ICC can issue arrest warrant; enforcement another matter —SolGen

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/896101/imee-to-bongbong-order-doj-to-echo-your-stand-vs-icc/story

6. UN RAPPORTEUR VISIT IN MANILA

-Bersamin to meet visiting UN Rapporteur Khan in Palace

-Rapporteur meets with PH human rights body

-UN rapporteur says De Lima 'truly inspiring'

-House meets UN rapporteur Khan, assures pushing bills to protect rights

[Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Inquirer, Manila Times] https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/02/01/news/national/bersamin-to-meet-un-rapporteur-khan/1930616

7. Transport groups claim unconsolidated jeepneys being apprehended

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Abante] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/1/31/transport-groups-claim-unconsolidated-jeepneys-being-apprehended-054

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