(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 – Friday, 01 March 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Friday, 01 March 2024

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (L) speaks during a joint statement with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, on February 29, 2024. Lukas Coch, EPA-EFE

1. PBBM back in Manila, hails stronger ties with ‘closest friend’ Australia after state visit

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


2. SWS: Optimism on economy lowest since pandemic

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Shimbun, Philstar, Manila Standard]


3. Palace appoints Quevedo PCGG commissioner

[Abante Tonite, BusinessMirror, People’s Journal, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR, Daily Tribune]


4. DepEd probes ‘selling’ of materials for Catch-Up Fridays

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



-LPG prices up by P0.27-P0.30/kg; mixed adjustments in pump prices next week

-DOE: Gas prices up, diesel and kerosene down next week

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


6. NGCP to boost DICT fiber project

[Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine STAR]


7. From bed bugs to rats: Video of rat scurrying in NAIA 3 goes viral

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


8. LTO wants all e-bikes registered, riders to secure license

[Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, Philstar]


9. DOH reports drop in dengue cases nationwide from Jan 1 to Feb 10

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


10. PCSO addresses SwerTres draw glitch; Tulfo mulls Senate probe

[GMA News, The Manila Times, Daily Tribune]


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