(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 27 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 95 km East of Baler, Aurora (15.6°N, 122.5°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 170 km/h. It is moving North Northeastward at 10 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 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 rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. 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 South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).


TOP STORIES - Friday, April 12, 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Friday, 12 April 2024

1. US-PHL-JAPAN SUMMIT:

-Biden vows 'ironclad' defense of Philippines, Japan amid growing China provocations

-Biden, Marcos affirm commitment to int’l law in South China Sea during White House meeting

-Marcos on trilateral meeting: This is just the beginning

-US, Japan to fund Luzon corridor, O-RAN tech

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/4/11/biden-vows-ironclad-defense-of-philippines-japan-545

2. DUTERTE-XI ‘SECRET DEAL’

-Ex-President Duterte denies 'Gentleman's Agreement,' stresses status quo with China

-'You're a crybaby': Duterte slams Marcos for being 'pro-America'

-House probe sought on ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with China

-Drilon: Press for disclosure of Duterte-China ‘secret deal’

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Daily Tribune, Abante, Inquirer, People’s Journal, News5, The Philippine STAR]

3. Government agencies prepare as PISTON, Manibela set April 15 strike vs PUVMP

[Abante, Bulgar, BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Pilipino Star NGAYON, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/4/11/government-agencies-prepare-for-april-15-transport-strike

4. Chiz Escudero sorry after vehicle with his protocol plate caught on EDSA busway

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Pilipino Star NGAYON, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, The Manila Times, Rappler, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/903442/chiz-escudero-sorry-after-vehicle-with-his-protocol-plate-caught-on-edsa-busway/story/

5. ADB cuts Philippines growth outlook to 6% in 2024

[BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, The Manila Times, BusinessWorld]

https://www.bworldonline.com/top-stories/2024/04/12/587559/adb-cuts-philippine-growth-outlook-to-6/

6. NFA OKs more competitive P30/k palay buying price

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, BusinessWorld, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, The Philippine STAR, The Manila Times]

https://www.philstar.com/business/2024/04/12/2346980/nfa-oks-more-competitive-p30k-palay-buying-price

7. PERTUSSIS PREVENTION:

-DOH reminds public to get kids vaccinated as pertussis cases climb

-DOH says 6M pertussis vaccine doses to arrive July

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Rappler, Manila Standard]

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/doh-reminds-public-get-kids-vaccinated-pertussis-cases-climb/

8. Taal Volcano had phreatic eruption — PHIVOLCS

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/903438/taal-volcano-phivolcs/story/

9. Dumaguete diocese asks PBBM to veto bill creating Negros Island Region

[Inquirer, Malaya, Interaksyon, The Manila Times, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/903412/dumaguete-diocese-asks-bbm-to-veto-bill-creating-negros-island-region/story/

10. Duterte denies coddling Quiboloy, wants no part in his legal problem

[ABS-CBN News, BomboRadyo, Inquirer, Rappler, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/903452/duterte-quiboloy/story/

11. Adjusted work schedule in NCR LGUs to start on May 2 — MMC

[Daily Tribune, DZBB, GMA News,  Manila Bulletin, Rappler]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/903447/adjusted-work-schedule-in-ncr-lgus-to-start-on-may-2-mmc/story

12. Singapore FM to visit PHL on April 15-17 to boost trade, security ties

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/4/12/singapore-s-top-diplomat-to-visit-manila-next-week

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