(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 – Saturday, 09 March 2024

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

As of 4:00 p.m., Saturday, 09 March 2024

The number of unemployed Filipinos climbed to 2.15 million in January.

1. PHL unemployment, underemployment rates climb in January

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Standard, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR]

https://www.philstar.com/business/2024/03/09/2339116/jobless-rate-climbs-45-percent-january

2. DFA defends Marcos’ frequent foreign travels

[Abante, Abante Tonite, BusinessMirror, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/3/8/dfa-defends-marcos-frequent-foreign-travels-2057

3. Xi orders Chinese military to prepare for conflicts; Gibo says AFP adopts new defense concept

[ABS-CBN News, ANC, Manila Bulletin, Remate, Manila Standard]

https://manilastandard.net/news/314424012/china-vows-to-safeguard-national-security-with-new-laws-at-conclave.html

4. Marshall Islands backs PH in sea row

[People's Tonight, Pilipino Star NGAYON, People's Journal]

https://journalnews.com.ph/marshall-islands-backs-philippines-in-sea-row/

5. Philippine Cancer Center breaks ground in Quezon City

[Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, People's Journal, People’s Tonight, GMA News] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/899926/philippine-cancer-center-breaks-ground-in-quezon-city/story/

6. PBBM urged to probe LTO corruption

[Abante Tonite, People's Tonite, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/3/7/marcos-asked-to-look-into-alleged-corruption-in-regional-lto

7. DTI urged to beef up watch against possible profiteering amid El NiΓ±o

[Manila Bulletin, People’s Journal, Remate, BusinessMirror]

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2024/03/09/dti-urged-to-beef-up-watch-against-possible-profiteering-amid-el-nino/

8. Oil spill from tanker triggers motorcycle mishaps along SLEX

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/899994/oil-spill-from-tanker-triggers-motorcycle-mishaps-along-slex/story/?just_in

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