(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 - Sunday, April 21, 2024

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

As of 4:00 p.m., 21 April 2024, Sunday

PUZZLER Interior and Local Government Secretary Benhur Abalos cited this security camera footage in questioning official reports about an October 2022 raid in Manila that led to the discovery of 990 kilos of crystal meth (“shabu”). The encircled figures are those of police officers whom he wanted investigated as he suspected a cover-up. — File photo from DILG

1. Marcos tells gov’t agencies to help DILG in its crime prevention program

[Abante Tonite, GMA News, News5, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]


2. Marcos tasks government agencies to support anti-hunger, nutrition efforts

[BusinessMirror, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]


3. Marcos to DA: Ease importation of agri products

[Daily Tribune, GMA News, The Manila Times]


4. G7: No legal basis for China’s expansive maritime claims

[GMA News, BusinessMirror, Manila Bulletin, News5, The Philippine STAR, Inquirer, Daily Tribune]


5. Qatar’s emir visits Philippines to meet with Marcos

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar]


6. Marcos vows to create 1M digital jobs

[Manila Bulletin, News5, The Philippine STAR, The Manila Times]


7. Signed Phl-Japan RAA seen before 2024 ends –NSC

[GMA News, Manila Standard, The Manila Times, Daily Tribune]


8. Padilla calls for probe into NTC's suspension of SMNI

[Manila Bulletin, News5, ABS-CBN News]


9. Fires hit parts of PGH, commercial area in Paco, Manila

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


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