(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 22 May 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 rainshowers 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 - Tuesday, 30 April 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, 30 April 2024

1. WEST PHL SEA:

- China Coast Guard fires water cannons at PH vessels near Scarborough Shoal

- 3 Chinese research vessels spotted in Ayungin Shoal — PH Navy

- House wants Duterte officials to explain 'gentleman's agreement' with China

- Propaganda masters? China drags Teodoro, AΓ±o in latest Ayungin narrative

[Abante, ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, BusinessWorld, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, News5, People’s Journal, Rappler, The Manila Times, Philstar]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/905222/chinese-coast-guard-water-cannons-ph-vessels-scarborough-shoal/story/

2. PUV MODERNIZATION PROGRAM

-TRO vs PUV modernization sought

-PISTON expects MANIBELA to join transport strike

-Court orders arrest of MANIBELA head Mar Valbuena over cyber libel charges

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Philstar, Manila Standard]

https://www.manilastandard.net/news/314441153/tro-vs-puv-modernization-sought.html

3. Marcos: Plans, strategies in place to prevent surge in electricity rates

[Abante, BusinessWorld, Daily Tribune, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/04/30/2351453/marcos-power-supply-being-monitored

4. Marcos orders speedy enforcement of strategies to develop e-vehicle industry

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, The Manila Times, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/905230/marcos-orders-speedy-enforcement-of-strategies-to-develop-e-vehicle-industry/story/

5. Marcos vows honest, orderly Bangsamoro polls

[BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, People’s Journal, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR]

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2024/04/30/2351405/marcos-vows-honest-orderly-bangsamoro-polls

6. Robin Padilla files resolution seeking Cha-cha via con-con

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/4/29/padilla-proposes-revising-1987-constitution-via-con-con

7. Government workers call for regularization, wage hike

[Daily Tribune, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/04/30/2351440/government-workers-call-regularization-wage-hike

8. DepEd suggests 'aggressive' end to SY 2024-2025 to speed up calendar shift

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/4/30/deped-suggests-aggressive-end-to-sy-2024-2025-to-speed-up-calendar-shift-1356

9. 5 militants killed, 3 soldiers hurt in Lanao del Norte clashes

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

https://www.rappler.com/nation/mindanao/terrorists-killed-soldiers-hurt-lanao-del-norte-clashes-april-29-2024/

10. EL NIΓ‘O IMPACT

- Agri damage due to El NiΓ±o now P4.39B —task force

- Luzon, Visayas power grids on alert again on Tuesday

[Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Standard]

https://www.manilastandard.net/news/314441013/damage-to-crops-due-to-el-nino-breaches-p4-billion-da.html

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