(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 17 April 2024) Easterlies affecting 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 rain showers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies. 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 East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

TOP STORIES - Thursday, April 4, 2024

TOP STORIES (from online and print media monitoring)

As of 5:00 p.m., Thursday, 04 April 2024

1.  3 Filipinos hurt in Taiwan earthquake

- PBBM assures aid for Pinoys affected by Taiwan quake

- Taiwan thanks Marcos for assuring support after strong quake

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, News5, Rappler, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/dispatch/902586/3-filipinos-hurt-in-taiwan-earthquake-dmw/story

2. Marcos wants comprehensive not piecemeal approach in solving traffic woes

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar]


3. Marcos orders ‘whole-of-gov’t’ response to El NiΓ±o, La NiΓ±a

[BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, People’s Journal, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR] https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1925936/marcos-orders-whole-of-govtresponse-to-el-nino-la-nina

4. Gov’t debt hit record high P15.18 trillion in February

[Abante Tonite, ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, BusinessWorld, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Philstar] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/902581/ph-debt-balloons-to-new-record-high-of-p15-18t-as-of-end-february-2024/story/

5. PH lowers growth target for 2024 to 6%-7%, raises deficit ceilings

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, BusinessWorld] https://www.bworldonline.com/top-stories/2024/04/04/585810/philippines-lowers-growth-target-for-2024-raises-deficit-ceilings

6. MalacaΓ±ang to submit P6.2 trillion national budget plan for 2025

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessWorld, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin] https://mb.com.ph/2024/4/4/malacanang-to-submit-p6-2-trillion-national-budget-plan-for-2025

7. SC upholds validity of Trillanes’ amnesty, rebuking Duterte order

[ABS-CBN News, Rappler, Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/04/04/2345248/sc-strikes-down-dutertes-proclamation-revoking-trillanes-amnesty

8. OCTA, Pulse Asia: Erwin Tulfo, Tito Sotto lead Senate bets for 2025 polls

[GMA News, Malaya, BusinessWorld, News5, The Philippine STAR, Manila Times] https://mb.com.ph/2024/4/3/erwin-tulfo-leads-octa-s-2025-senatorial-survey


9. Quiboloy aide arrested, 2 others surrender

[ABS-CBN News, News5, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Rappler] https://www.rappler.com/nation/mindanao/more-quiboloy-church-associates-surrender-april-4-2024


- Cyberattack locks DOST out of system, hackers steal 2TB worth of data

- DICT: DOST hack consistent with ransomware attack, but no ransom demanded so far

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, Rappler] https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1925924/hackers-gain-access-to-sensitive-dost-data

11. MIAA announces NAIA power shutdown due to maintenance

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Rappler, News5PH]


12. DMW monitors OFWs in Japan in the aftermath of magnitude 6 quake

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar,Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5] https://globalnation.inquirer.net/230599/dmw-monitors-ofws-in-japan-in-the-aftermath-of-earthquake

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