(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 – Monday, 18 March 2024

TOP STORIES from online and print media monitoring)

As of 5:00 p.m., Monday, 18 March 2024

1. Marcos condemns Maguindanao del Sur ambush, vows justice for 4 slain soldiers

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

https://news.tv5.com.ph/breaking/read/despicable-marcos-condemns-killing-of-four-soldiers-in-ambush-in-maguindanao-del-sur

2. Gov't signs landmark deal for NAIA rehab, modernization

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/900815/gov-t-signs-landmark-deal-for-naia-rehab-modernization/story

3. DFA: China’s claim of historic rights to South China Sea ‘baseless and misleading’

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

https://mb.com.ph/2024/3/17/baseless-misleading-dfa-disputes-china-s-claim-of-historic-rights-to-scs

4. Philippines to repatriate 63 OFWs amid violent gang activities in Haiti

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, News5, Philstar, The Manila Times]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/3/17/philippines-to-repatriate-63-of-ws-amid-violent-gang-activities-in-haiti

5. North Korea fires ballistic missiles as Blinken visits Seoul

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

https://www.philstar.com/world/2024/03/18/2341446/north-korea-fires-ballistic-missile-blinken-visits-seoul

6. Foreign debt reaches all-time high in 2023; BSP says external debt still at 'prudent levels'

[BusinessMirror, BusinessWorld, Manila Standard, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, Malaya, The Manila Times]

https://www.philstar.com/business/2024/03/18/2341265/foreign-debt-reaches-all-time-high-2023

7. House: RBH 7 passed before Holy Week break

[Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, The Manila Times] https://tribune.net.ph/2024/03/17/house-rbh-7-passed-before-holy-week-break

8. House resolution filed on probe into Chocolate Hills resort

[DZBB, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Standard, Philstar] https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1919994/fwd-reso-seeking-probe-into-resorts-construction-within-chocolate-hills-filed-at-house

9. Senate panel insists on issuance of arrest order vs Quiboloy

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, News5]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1919972/senate-panel-insists-on-issuance-of-arrest-order-vs-quiboloy

10. Diesel prices to go down Tuesday; gasoline to go up

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, The Manila Times]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/900816/diesel-prices-to-go-down-tuesday-gasoline-to-go-up/story

11. LRT 1, LRT 2 to suspend operations for Holy Week

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, News5, Rappler, The Manila Times]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1919935/lrt-1-announces-suspension-of-operations-during-holy-week

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