(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 29 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 850 km East Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon (23.1°N, 129.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 160 km/h. It is moving Northeastward at 20 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section of 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 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 2.1 meters).


TOP STORIES - Monday, April 8, 2024

TOP STORIES (from online and print media monitoring)

As of 5:00 p.m., Monday, 08 April 2024

1. QUIBOLOY CASE:

-Marcos says Quiboloy ‘tail-wagging’ for making demands for his surrender

-DOJ: Quiboloy cannot impose conditions for surrender

-Hontiveros dares Quiboloy to come out, face Senate

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Philstar, News5, The Manila Times]  https://www.rappler.com/philippines/marcos-responds-quiboloy-making-demands-surrender

2. METRO MANILA TRAFFIC WOES:

- Marcos: Develop nearby provinces to solve Metro Manila’s traffic woes

- Marcos Jr. says gov’t officials to lead improved road discipline to ease traffic congestion

- Government sets traffic summit this week

[Abante Tonite, ABS-CBN News, Bulgar, BusinessMirror, BusinessWorld, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, News5, Pilipino Star NGAYON, The Philippine STAR, People’s Journal, People’s Tonight]

https://manilastandard.net/news/national/314433529/marcos-develop-nearby-provinces-to-solve-metro-manilas-traffic-woes.html

3. WEST PHL SEA:

- PBBM hopes joint naval drills will help ease tensions in WPS

- VP Duterte 'no comment'  on continued China bullying

- AFP: Naval drills in West Philippine Sea successful

- China conducts own ‘combat patrols’ in South China Sea

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Malaya, Manila Standard, News5, Rappler, Abante Tonite, Philstar] https://mb.com.ph/2024/4/6/pbbm-hopes-joint-naval-drills-will-help-ease-tensions-in-wps

4. Marcos urges stakeholders to identify energy locations in Visayas

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, The Manila Times] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/902956/marcos-energy-locations-visayas/story

5. Marcos: No need to declare nationwide state of calamity due to El NiΓ±o

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, The Manila Times] https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1927509/marcos-no-need-to-declare-nationwide-state-of-calamity-due-to-el-nino

6. PBBM to sign bill creating Negros Island Region

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, News5, The Manila Times, Inquirer] https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/04/08/news/marcos-to-sign-negros-island-region-act-into-law/1940404

7. DENR cancels deal with Socorro group, to relocate settlers from protected area

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Rappler] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/regions/902978/denr-cancels-deal-with-socorro-group-to-relocate-settlers-from-protected-area/story/

8. Binay presses review of retirees' visa, notes Chinese mafia' holding special PH visas alarming

[Philstar, Business Mirror, Manila Standard, Inquirer] https://businessmirror.com.ph/2024/04/07/nancy-urges-pra-anew-be-careful-on-retiree-visa-grants/

9. Oil price hike set Tuesday

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, News5, GMA News, The Manila Times] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/04/08/2346176/oil-price-hike-set-april-9

10. MECO hands out assistance quake-hit OFWs in Taiwan

[Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, People’s Journal, Pilipino Mirror, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR] https://manilastandard.net/news/national/314433486/meco-hands-out-assistance-quake-hit-ofws-in-taiwan.html

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