(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 18 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 – Sunday, 17 March 2024

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

As of 4:00 p.m., Sunday, 17 March 2024

President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos arrives at Maharlika Presidential Hangar, Villamor Airbase in Pasay City on March 16, 2024. PPA Pool photos by KJ Rosales / The Philippine STAR

1. Marcos back in Manila after Germany, Czech visits

-Trip to Germany, Czech Republic strengthened ties – BBM

-Marcos trips bag $4B in deals

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/03/17/2341118/trip-germany-czech-republic-strengthened-ties-marcos

2. Marcos happy with ratings, pledges to work harder

[Abante Tonite, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, People’s Journal, People’s Tonight, Inquirer]

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/228402/marcos-happy-with-ratings-pledges-to-work-harder

3. Marcos signs Philippine Salt Industry Development Act

[Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, News5, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1919702/marcos-signing-into-law-of-philippine-salt-industry-development-act

4. WEST PHL SEA:

-BBM: Phl not the one causing commotions in WPS

-Sovereignty guides WPS overtures, insists Marcos

[Abante, Abante Tonite, Daily Tribune, Pilipino Star NGAYON, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/03/17/2341116/marcos-philippines-not-one-causing-commotions-west-philippine-sea

5. Ex-solon Chong urged to apologize for slap remarks on first lady

[Inquirer, People’s Tonight, People’s Journal, Philstar, Manila Standard]

https://manilastandard.net/news/national/314426721/lawmakers-urges-chong-to-apologize-to-the-first-lady.html

6. PDEA warns vs. marijuana-flavored vapes

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/900765/with-upsurge-pdea-warns-vs-marijuana-flavored-vapes/story/

7. 2 of 3 suspects in killing of Jumalon arrested

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

https://www.rappler.com/nation/mindanao/suspects-killing-misamis-occidental-broadcaster-juan-jumalon-arrested/

8. NBI to probe ‘death' of ex-BuCor security officer Zulueta

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

https://mb.com.ph/2024/3/16/nbi-to-probe-death-of-ex-bu-cor-security-officer-zulueta-who-was-charged-with-murder-in-2022-killing-of-broadcaster-percy-lapid

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