(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 17 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, 21 February 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, 21 February 2024

Pastor Apollo Quiboloy. ABS-CBN News/File 

1. QUIBOLOY CASES:

-Quiboloy claims US-Marcos conspiracy against him

-Quiboloy admits he is in hiding amid kill plot

-VP Sara denies allegations of receiving guns from Quiboloy

-'Ignored' House, Senate threaten Quiboloy with arrest, contempt

-FBI denies $2-M bounty for Quiboloy's arrest

[BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Standard, Philstar, Rappler, The Manila Times, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/2/21/quiboloy-claims-us-marcos-conspiracy-against-him-1247

2. Despite survey showing Filipinos back ICC probe, Marcos firm on not recognizing ICC jurisdiction over PHL

[Abante Tonite, BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, People’s Tonight, Pilipino Star NGAYON, Rappler, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR]

https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/inside-track/growing-local-support-icc-probe-drug-war-does-not-convince-marcos-jr-change-stance/

3. CHARTER CHANGE:

-Marcos told Senate, House: Constitutional amendments should be done quietly, without fuss

-PBBM says impasse between Senate, House over Cha-cha now settled through his intervention

-57 House lawmakers sign manifesto against Mindanao secession

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, People’s Tonight, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1907243/fwd-marcos-on-chacha

4. Marcos: Build case over cyanide use if there's enough proof

[Abante Tonite, ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Manila Times]

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/226304/marcos-build-case-over-cyanide-use-if-theres-enough-proof

5. PBBM lauds intel work of agencies vs. security threats

[Abante, ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Pilipino Mirror, Manila Standard]

https://manilastandard.net/news/314418553/pbbm-lauds-intel-work-of-agencies-vs-security-threats.html

6. PSC seeks Palace help in resolving WADA issue

[BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine STAR]

https://sports.inquirer.net/553159/psc-seeks-palace-help-in-resolving-wada-issue

7. Marcos orders BCDA to ensure completion of Clark airport access road

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

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/02/21/news/marcos-orders-bcda-to-ensure-completion-of-clark-airport-access-road/1933461

8. Marcos: Govt, ride-hailing firm work to legalize motor taxis, relax regulations on TNVS

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

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/02/21/news/marcos-govt-ride-hailing-firm-work-to-legalize-motor-taxis-relax-regulations-on-tnvs/1933465

9. DepEd sets end of school year 2023-2024 on May 31

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/2/20/deped-sets-end-of-school-year-2023-2024-on-may-31-1826

10. CHARGES VS ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS:

-Arrest warrant issued vs. environmental activists Tamano, Castro

-PHL officials ask SC to recall protection order for environmental activists Tamano, Castro

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Rappler, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/898085/arrest-warrant-issued-vs-environmental-activists-tamano-castro/story/

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