(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 22 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 135 km West Southwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.1°N, 120.0°E). Meanwhile, another LPA was estimated based on all available data at 880 km East of Eastern Visayas (11.1°N, 133.8°E). 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 Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times 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 Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).


TOP STORIES – Monday, 04 March 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Monday, 04 March 2024

President Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr. and First Lady Louise Araneta-Marcos are welcomed by Australia Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Tim Watts at Melbourne Airport in Australia on March 3, 2024. (Noel B. Pabalate)

1. PHL-AUSTRALIA RELATION:

-PBBM returns to Australia for ASEAN special summit

-Marcos to Australian biz leaders: Maharlika Fund is PHL dedication to finance priority projects

-DTI: Marcos secures P86B in business deals during Australia visit

-Bongbong, Liza meet Pinoys at Melbourne resto

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

https://mb.com.ph/2024/3/3/marcos-arrives-in-melbourne-for-asean-australia-meet

2. PBBM meets with Cambodian PM in Australia; both agree to boost rice trade, defense ties

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

https://www.philstar.com/business/agriculture/2024/03/04/2338033/philippines-cambodia-seek-expand-rice-supply-ties

3. PHILIPPINE RISE:

-China ships leave Benham; PHL to bolster defense

-PCG sends vessel to Philippine Rise after reports of Chinese vessels 'loitering'

-No law violated in Chinese research vessels' presence in Philippine Rise, says Navy spokesman

-If China exploring Philippine Rise, gov’t may file diplomatic protest — NSC

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR, Daily Tribune]

https://tribune.net.ph/2024/03/03/china-ships-leave-benham

4. PHL embassy rejects China accusation vs ambassador Romualdez

[Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Rappler, The Manila Times, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/899381/phl-embassy-rejects-china-accusation-vs-amb-romualdez/story/?just_in

5. DFA to China: Stop harassing us

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, The Philippine STAR, The Manila Times]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/03/04/news/ph-envoy-to-china-stop-harassing-us/1935269

6. 139 NFA officials suspended over controversial sale of rice buffer stocks [Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/3/4/139-nfa-officials-suspended-over-controversial-sale-of-rice-buffer-stocks-1405

7. Mixed movements in fuel prices set on March 5

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, The Philippine STAR]

https://www.philstar.com/business/2024/03/04/2338024/mixed-movements-fuel-prices-set-march-5

8. WOMEN'S MONTH:

-Lady lawmakers to lead House on Women’s Month

-PNP launches project ensuring female cops’ presence at women’s desks

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, GMA News, The Manila Times, Daily Tribune]

https://tribune.net.ph/2024/03/04/lady-lawmakers-to-lead-on-womens-month

9. Philippine debt climbs to P14.79 trillion as of end-January

[Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/899326/philippine-debt-climbs-to-p14-79-trillion-as-of-end-january/story/

10. PNP allows civilians to own semi-automatic rifles

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/3/4/pnp-allows-civilians-to-own-semi-automatic-rifles-1423

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