(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 18 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 – Wednesday, 15 February 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, 14 February 2024

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Wednesday wished everyone a happy Valentine’s Day. (Photo from Facebook)

1. VALENTINE’S DAY:

-PBBM greets public ‘Happy Heart’s Day!’

-VP Sara, DA tell lovers: Rice over flowers

-JPE marks centennial birth year today

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1904096/fwd-marcos-valentines-day

2. Marcos calls on Catholics to reflect on Ash Wednesday

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/897440/marcos-calls-on-catholics-to-reflect-on-ash-wednesday/story/

3. Marcos thanks US for giving $1.25-M emergency aid for Mindanao calamity victims

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, The Manila Times, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/897411/marcos-thanks-us-for-giving-1-25-m-emergency-aid-for-mindanao-calamity-victims/story/

4. Lawmakers urge VP Sara to convince father, family to support PBBM

[People's Tonight, Manila Times, ABS-CBN News, Manila Standard]

https://manilastandard.net/news/314416426/congress-young-guns-to-sara-ask-your-father-to-support-pbbm.html

5. DFA slams Chinese consul general’s false narratives on West Philippine Sea

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/02/14/2333240/dfa-slams-chinese-consul-generals-false-narratives-west-philippine-sea

6. Six out of 10 Filipinos believe PH headed in right direction —OCTA

[Manila Bulletin, News5, The Manila Times]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/02/14/news/six-out-of-10-filipinos-believe-ph-headed-in-right-direction-octa/1932507

7. President Marcos awards medal of merit to Apo Whang-od

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Philstar]

https://twitter.com/PhilstarNews/status/1757671286363640070

8. Landbank-DBP merger not pushing through —Recto

[Inquirer, Manila Standard, GMA News, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/02/14/2333212/landbank-dbp-merger-not-pushing-through-recto

9. House bill proposes P50,000 as teachers' monthly pay

[GMA News, Philstar, The Manila Times, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Malaya]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1903957/house-bill-proposes-p50k-as-teachers-monthly-pay

10. 1 dead, 52 hurt as second floor of Bulacan church collapses on Ash Wednesday

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, DZBB, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, News5, Rappler, The Manila Times, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2024/02/14/2333309/1-dead-52-injured-bulacan-church-collapse-ash-wednesday

11. Albay gov sued at Ombudsman over ‘jueteng’ payola raps

[Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Manila Times, Rappler, Malaya]

https://malaya.com.ph/news_news/albay-gov-sued-at-ombudsman-over-jueteng-payola-raps/

12. 10 cops linked to alleged evidence-planting in ParaΓ±aque condo raid dismissed from service

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, The Manila Times, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/2/14/10-cops-linked-to-evidence-planting-in-paranaque-condo-raid-reap-dismissal-order

13. DOJ recommends charges vs. MT Princess Empress officers, others

[Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Philstar, Rappler, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/897453/doj-recommends-charges-vs-mt-princess-empress-officers-others/story/

14. Landslide death toll climbs to 71

[GMA News, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2024/02/14/2333261/landslide-death-toll-climbs-71

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