(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 – Tuesday, 12 March 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, 12 March 2024

1. PBBM’S GERMANY VISIT:

-Marcos now in Berlin for 3-day working visit, to boost PH-German ties

-Marcos trip focuses on protection of OFWs, renewable energy, health care, agri, IT biz deals

-German leader urged to raise Gerry Ortega killing in meeting with Marcos

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/900188/marcos-in-berlin-for-working-visit-boost-philippines-germany-ties/story/

2. American companies to invest $1B in PHL

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, Malaya, Philippine Daily Inquirer, People’s Tonight, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR, Manila Standard]

https://manilastandard.net/news/314425110/american-firms-to-invest-1b.html

3. WEST PHL SEA:

-China’s maritime-related proposals run contrary to PH interests —DFA

-Over 50 Chinese ships, fishing boats spotted in West Philippine Sea

-AFP to hold supply missions to 4 West Philippine Sea posts in April

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

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/227827/chinas-maritime-related-proposals-run-contrary-to-ph-interests-dfa

4. HOUTHIS ATTACK:

-DFA official wants swift enactment of seafarers bill after attacks

-Houthis will only release 17 OFW hostages if war in Gaza ends – DFA

-2 Pinoy seamen killed by Houthi fire still on ship

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/3/12/dfa-official-wants-swift-enactment-of-seafarers-bill-after-attacks-1300

5. CHARTER CHANGE:

-Solons nix appeal to Marcos to prod Senate on Cha-cha

-House tells Senate: ‘No better time than now to amend Charter’

[ABS-CBN News, Bulgar, BusinessMirror, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, People’s Tonight, Manila Standard]

https://manilastandard.net/news/314425085/solons-nix-appeal-to-marcos-to-prod-senate-on-cha-cha.html
6. QUIBOLOY CASES:

-House panel cites Quiboloy for contempt, orders his arrest

-VP Sara seeks justice for Quiboloy, SMNI

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

https://mb.com.ph/2024/3/12/acting-like-god-house-panel-cites-quiboloy-for-contempt-orders-his-arrest
7. Filmmaker Jade Castro, friends freed after arson complaint trashed

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

https://www.rappler.com/entertainment/celebrities/filmmaker-jade-castro-friends-freed-arson-complaint-trashed/

8. ILLEGAL DRUGS:

-PNP to step up int’l coordination after recovery of P118-M cocaine

-P238.2M marijuana leaves found in balikbayan boxes from Thailand

-Remaining drug case of De Lima continues

[Abante, ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, People’s Tonight, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philstar, Pilipino Star Ngayon, The Manila Times, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/3/11/pnp-steps-up-international-coordination-after-recovery-of-p118-m-worth-of-cocaine-in-eastern-samar-waters

9. 275 BuCor staff to lose jobs over eligibility requirements

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/900222/275-bucor-staff-to-lose-jobs-over-eligibility-requirements/story/

10. Imelda Marcos leaving hospital, Sen. Imee says

[Abante, Daily Tribune, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/3/11/imelda-marcos-leaving-hospital-sen-imee-says-1809

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