(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Saturday, 13 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 – Wednesday, 13 March 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, 13 March 2024

Marcos' statement comes on the heels of a Chinese diplomat's allegation that the Philippine government is ignoring Beijing's proposals to 'normalize' the situation in the South China Sea.

1. WEST PHL SEA:

-Marcos on West Philippine Sea: We have not rejected any proposal China made to us

-Marcos to China's 10-dash line: Internationally unrecognizable

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

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/marcos-says-manila-not-rejected-beijing-proposals-south-china-sea-conflict-march-2024/

2. PBBM GERMANY VISIT:

-Germany to help train Pinoy troops —Marcos

-PHL secures at least US$4-B worth of investments from Germany

-PHL, Germany reaffirm commitment in promoting rules-based international order

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

https://manilastandard.net/news/314425472/germany-to-help-train-pinoy-troops-marcos.html

3. PhilHealth set to provide free mammograms

[Abante, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, People’s Tonight, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Rappler, The Manila Times, Manila Standard]

https://manilastandard.net/news/314425461/philhealth-set-to-provide-free-mammograms.html

4. Palawan Congressman Salvame passes away

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/03/13/2340269/palawan-lawmaker-edgardo-egay-salvame-passes-away

5. DENR reacts to viral Chocolate Hills resort; says closure order issued in 2023

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

https://mb.com.ph/2024/3/13/don-t-look-at-us-denr-reacts-on-viral-chocolate-hills-resort-says-closure-order-issued-in-2023

6. PCSO clarifies: Bettor who won 20 times did not take part in jackpot games

[Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, The Manila Times]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/03/13/news/pcso-clarifies-bettor-who-won-20-times-did-not-take-part-in-jackpot-games/1936633

7. CA confirms appointment of Recto as DOF secretary

[DZBB, Daily Tribune, GMA News, The Manila Times, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/3/13/ca-confirms-appointment-of-recto-as-dof-secretary

8. Senate panel gives Quiboloy 48 hours to justify absence at hearing

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Rappler]

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/senate-committee-hontiveros-apollo-quiboloy-justify-adsence-hearing/


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