(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 - Saturday, April 13, 2024

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

As of 4:00 p.m., Saturday, 13 April 2024

1. Marcos asks Duterte to explain ‘secret deal’ with China on West Philippine Sea

[Abante, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Philstar, Inquirer]


2. Marcos defends Sara Duterte’s silence on China aggression in West PHL Sea

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




-PH, Japan, US launch Luzon Economic Corridor

-Marcos: China investments unaffected by deals with US, Japan

-China decries being hit by Philippines, US, Japan

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, The Philippine STAR]


4. Marcos eyes completion of requirements for PH nuclear energy project

[Abante, Manila Standard, People’s Journal, The Philippine STAR, Daily Tribune] https://manilastandard.net/news/314435036/marcos-eyes-completion-of-requirements-for-ph-nuclear-energy-project.html


-Duterte defends suspended Davao del Norte governor, slams Marcos again

-Palace insists Davao del Norte guv’s suspension order followed due process

[GMA News, Inquirer, The Philippine STAR, Rappler] https://www.rappler.com/nation/mindanao/duterte-defends-suspended-davao-del-norte-governor-slams-marcos-again

6. Taal still Alert Level 1 despite phreatic eruption

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


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