(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 - Thursday, April 18, 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., 18 April 2024, Thursday

1. Marcos among Time's '100 Most Influential People of 2024'

[ABS-CBN News, Business Mirror, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, Rappler, Pilipino Star NGAYON, TIME]

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/ferdinand-marcos-jr-named-time-magazine-most-influential-people-2024

2. Do not waste time on hecklers, trolls, Marcos urged

[Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, Inquirer, The Manila Times]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/04/17/news/do-not-waste-time-on-hecklers-trolls-marcos-urged/1942035

3. Marcos sets a grace period before ban on e-bikes, e-trikes is enforced

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1931093/marcos-sets-a-grace-period-before-ban-on-e-bikes-e-trikes-is-enforced

4. Luzon and Visayas grids on red, yellow alert again; DOE asks public to reduce power consumption

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/2024/4/18/luzon-grid-on-red-alert-again-on-thursday-april-18-1023

5. China told: ‘Peace-loving’ nations won’t take US-PH-Japan meet as threat

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Rappler, Inquirer]

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/232426/china-told-us-japan-ph-summit-shouldnt-be-treated-as-threat

6. BALIKATAN EXERCISES:

-Philippine Coast Guard to join military drills with US for first time

-Speaker seeks expanded Balikatan, appeals for increased US aid

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

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/04/18/news/philippine-coast-guard-to-join-military-drills-with-us-for-first-time/1942156

7. WEST PHL SEA:

-China claims Marcos admin knows WPS ‘deal’ with Duterte, new handling of row

-Roque says Cayetano knows about ‘secret agreement’ with China

-Chinese Embassy slams ‘malicious’ claims vs surge of Chinese students in Cagayan

-'Probe presence of Chinese nationals near EDCA sites'

[BusinessMirror, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Remate, Inquirer]

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/232437/china-marcos-admin-knows-wps-deal-with-duterte-new-handling-of-row

8. DFA verifying deaths of 2 Pinoys in flood-stricken Dubai

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin] https://mb.com.ph/2024/4/18/dfa-verifying-deaths-of-2-pinoys-in-flood-stricken-dubai

9. SC urged to block Comelec-Miru contract for 2025 polls

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/4/18/sc-urged-to-block-comelec-miru-contract-for-2025-polls-1004

10. ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN

-Batangas drug haul only P9.68 billion

-P218 M 'shabu' shipment seized, consignee falls at NAIA

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5]

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2024/04/18/2348485/batangas-drug-haul-only-p968-billion

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