(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 - Saturday, April 27, 2024

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

As of 4:00 p.m., Saturday, 27 April 2024

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. lays a wreath at the monument of Lapulapu in Mactan, City of Lapu-Lapu on Saturday, April 27, 2024. Screenshot from RTVM video

1. Marcos urges Filipinos to embrace Lapulapu's ideals, PH heritage

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/904939/marcos-urges-filipinos-to-embrace-lapulapu-s-ideals-ph-heritage/story/

2. NEW BATANGAS PORT TERMINAL

-Marcos: New Batangas Port Terminal to help decongest Manila Port

-Marcos opens Port of Batangas terminal

[GMA News, Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, People’s Journal, People’s Tonight, BusinessMirror, Inquirer]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/904881/marcos-new-batangas-port-terminal-to-help-decongest-manila-port/story/

3. Piston to hold another transport strike from April 29 to May 1

[Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Standard, ABS-CBN News, Rappler, PhilStar]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1934256/piston-to-hold-another-transport-strike-from-april-29-to-may-1

4. CRIME RATE

-Abalos: Index crimes decreased significantly

-Marcos admin records lower crime rate in first 21 months

[Manila Times, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, People’s Journal, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Abante, GMA News]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/04/27/news/national/abalos-index-crimes-decreased-significantly/1943478

5. Marcos approves VP Sara's key education plans

[Rappler, The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, People’s Tonight, Daily Tribune, People’s Journal]

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/marcos-approves-vice-president-sara-duterte-key-programs-department-education-matatag-agenda-april-2024/

6. WEST PHL SEA

-Philippines denies deal with China over disputed South China Sea shoal

-WPS tension a concern as US polls draw near

[Rappler, Manila Bulletin Inquirer]

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/manila-denies-deal-china-ayungin-shoal/

7. PH, France eye start of VFA talks in May

[Inquirer, PhilStar, ABS-CBN News]

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/233527/ph-france-eye-start-of-vfa-talks-in-may

8. More Filipinos favor US rather than China—survey

[Manila Standard, GMA News, Manila Times]

https://www.manilastandard.net/news/314440031/more-filipinos-trust-us-over-china-as-superpower-ally-survey.html

9. HEAT INDEX

-Dangerous heat index predicted in 44 areas on April 27

-Amid heat wave, DOLE urges flexible work arrangements when possible

[Rappler, PhilStar, Manila Standard, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News]

https://qa.philstar.com/headlines/2024/04/27/2350863/dangerous-heat-index-predicted-44-areas-april-27

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