(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 – Wednesday, 27 March 2024

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

As of 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, 27 March 2024

President Marcos meets with a US congressional delegation made up of Senators Kirsten Elizabeth Gillibrand, Cynthia Jeanne Shaheen, Roger Wayne Marshall, Mark Edward Kelly, Cynthia Marie Lummis and Michael Farrand Bennet as well as Rep. Adriano Espallat. Joining them in the meeting at MalacaΓ±ang yesterday were US Ambassador MaryKay Carlson and Col. Edward Evans of the US embassy.

1. US senators stand with Philippines vs Chinese sea aggression

[GMA News, BusinessMirror, Philstar, Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Abante Tonite]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/03/27/2343590/us-lawmakers-stand-philippines-vs-chinese-sea-aggression

2. Former president Duterte made West PH Sea deal with China — Roque

[Manila Bulletin, Abante Tonite, Inquirer] https://mb.com.ph/2024/3/27/former-president-duterte-made-west-ph-sea-deal-with-china-roque

3. PH researchers hurt after China chopper hovers low over Sandy Cay

[BusinessWorld, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Standard, Philstar] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/901735/philippine-researchers-hurt-after-china-chopper-hovers-low-over-sandy-cay/story

4. Marcos orders activation of El NiΓ±o monitoring platform

[BusinessMirror, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard] https://manilastandard.net/news/national/314429950/marcos-activates-el-nino-online-platform-says-dost.html

5. PAGASA: Brace for scorching dry season; rainy season may be delayed due to El NiΓ±o

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Standard, Philippine Daily Inquirer] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/3/26/pagasa-brace-for-scorching-dry-season-rainy-season-may-be-delayed-1707

6. Marcos wants more dams built

[BusinessMirror, Manila Standard, The Manila Times, Daily Tribune, The Philippine STAR] https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/03/27/news/national/marcos-wants-more-dams-built/1938677

7. PH, Japan sign P93-b loan deal to fund subway, longest tunnel

[BusinessWorld, BusinessMirror, Manila Standard, The Manila Times]

https://www.bworldonline.com/top-stories/2024/03/27/584377/phl-japan-ink-p93-b-loan-deals/

8. HOLY WEEK:

- Manila LGU declares half-day classes, liquor ban on Holy Week

- 54 buses to offset LRT-1 shutdown for Cavite extension, Holy Week

- DoTr chief inspects NAIA terminal 2

[ABS-CBN News, News5 GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Philstar] https://mb.com.ph/2024/3/26/manila-lgu-declares-half-day-classes-liquor-ban-on-holy-week

9. PDEA: P20.4 M worth of shabu seized in Central Mail Exchange Center interdiction operation

[Bulgar, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, People’s Journal, Pilipino Mirror, Pilipino Star NGAYON, The Philippine STAR, Daily Tribune]

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2024/03/27/2343644/p204-million-shabu-confiscated-pasay

10. High-ranking NPA leader, 2 others killed in Batangas clash

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/3/26/high-ranking-npa-leader-2-others-killed-in-batangas-clash-military-2117

11. DFA says no Filipinos hurt in Baltimore bridge collapse

[GMA News, Inquirer]https://globalnation.inquirer.net/229631/fwd-dfa-on-the-collapse-of-francis-scott-key-bridge-in-baltimore

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