(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 - Monday, April 15, 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Monday, 15 April 2024

1. TRANSPORT STRIKE:

-Transport groups start two-day strike to oppose PUV modernization

-MMDA: PISTON, MANIBELA's strike has not disrupted public transport

-Authorities offer free rides to strike-affected commuters; Over 7,000 cops deployed

-SC urged to resolve petition vs PUVMP

[Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Philstar, Pilipino Mirror, Rappler, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/903658/transport-groups-start-two-day-strike-to-oppose-puv-modernization/story/?just_in

2. E-bikes, e-trikes ban on NCR national roads now in effect; MMDA defers imposing penalty until Wednesday

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Malaya, Rappler, The Manila Times]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/4/14/warning-na-muna-mmda-defers-imposing-penalty-on-violators-of-e-trikes-ban-in-ncr-major-roads-until-wednesday

3. ANTI-MARCOS SENTIMENTS:

-Duterte to Marcos: ‘Be happy you became president despite your father’s history’

-Duterte tells Marcos: Be content, don't eye for term extension

-Alvarez urges AFP to withdraw support for Marcos; AFP, PNP reiterate loyalty to Constitution

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, News5, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1929833/ex-president-duterte-to-marcos-be-happy-finish-your-term-after-6-years

4. FOREIGN RELATIONS: 

-Marcos: PHL no plan to open more EDCA sites for US

-Rody-Xi deal no longer binding —Pimentel

-CCG seen shadowing PH vessels en route to Bajo de Masinloc

[Abante, ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, Interaksyon, GMA News, Manila Standard, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR, Inquirer]

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/231961/fwd-marcos-says-no-more-additional-edca-sites

5. 4 Pinoys among crew of ship seized by Iran

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Times, Manila Standard, The Manila Times, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/04/15/2347740/4-pinoys-among-crew-ship-seized-iran

6. PH calls for peaceful resolution of Israel, Iran conflict

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

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/04/15/news/ph-calls-for-peaceful-resolution-of-israel-iran-conflict/1941492

7. Marcos rejects claims of parallel policy with Noynoy Aquino admin

[Journal News, Daily Tribune, Malaya]

https://tribune.net.ph/2024/04/14/marcos-rejects-claims-of-parallel-policy-with-noynoy-aquino-admin

8. ILLEGAL DRUGS

-Marcos: PH will not serve arrest warrant from ICC vs. ex-Pres. Duterte

-BOC seizes P37 million ‘kush’ from Thailand

-P13.3B worth of shabu seized in Batangas

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Pilipino Star NGAYON, The Philippine STAR]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/903686/marcos-ph-will-not-serve-arrest-warrant-from-icc-vs-ex-pres-duterte/story/

9. Oil firms hike diesel price by 95¢ per liter, gasoline by 40¢

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

https://business.inquirer.net/454729/oil-firms-hike-diesel-price-by-95%C2%A2-per-liter-gasoline-by-40%C2%A2

10. WEATHER AND DISASTER:

-PAGASA: Heat index in 13 areas to reach ‘dangerous’ classification

-PHL sets up centralized energy command hub for disasters, power system failures

[Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/04/15/2347866/pagasa-heat-index-13-areas-reach-dangerous-classification

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