(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 – Monday, 01 April 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Monday, 01 April 2024

(FILES) A blast of aggression: China Coast Guard and Chinese Maritime Militia vessels harassed, blocked, deployed water cannons, and executed dangerous maneuvers in another attempt to illegally impede or obstruct a routine resupply and rotation mission to BRP Sierra Madre (LS 57) at Ayungin Shoal.Photo courtesy of Philippine Coast Guard

1. WEST PHL SEA:

-Marcos strengthens PHL maritime security amid China's territorial threats

-Fishers call creation of maritime security council ‘redundant, insignificant’

-NSC: New maritime body’s counter-response vs China not purely militaristic

[Abante, ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, One News, People’s Journal, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Pilipino Star NGAYON, Remate, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR, Daily Tribune]

https://tribune.net.ph/2024/03/31/marcos-strengthens-phl-maritime-security-amid-chinas-territorial-threats

2. Ex-Speaker slammed over ‘PBBM resign’ call; VP Sara allies told to stop early politicking

[Abante Tonite, Manila Bulletin, People’s Journal, People’s Tonight, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine STAR, Malaya]

https://malaya.com.ph/news_news/ex-speaker-slammed-over-pbbm-resign-call/

3. Marcos appoints Rommel Francisco Marbil as new PNP chief; Acorda commended for service

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

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/marcos-jr-appoints-rommel-francisco-marbil-new-pnp-chief/

4. Marcos urges Filipinos to be a blessing to others like Christ in Easter Sunday message

[Abante, Daily Tribune, SunStar, Manila Standard, People’s Journal, Bandera]

https://bandera.inquirer.net/381342/mensahe-ni-pbbm-para-sa-easter-sunday-live-a-christ-like-life

5. Traffic build-up begins as families return from Holy Week vacations

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/3/31/traffic-build-up-begins-as-families-return-from-holy-week-vacations-2152

6. Gasoline prices up for third straight week; diesel, kerosene and LPG costs down

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/902209/gasoline-prices-up-for-third-straight-week-tuesday-diesel-and-kerosene-down/story/?just_in

7. Hot weather prompts some schools to suspend classes on April 1; PAGASA warns vs dangerous heat index in 4 areas

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1924544/some-schools-suspend-classes-on-april-1-monday-due-to-hot-weather

8. Magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes off Surigao del Sur

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/902184/magnitude-5-0-earthquake-strikes-off-surigao-del-sur/story/

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