(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 - Tuesday, April 9, 2024

TOP STORIES (from online and print media monitoring)

As of 4:00 p.m., Tuesday 09 April 2024

1. ARAW NG KAGITINGAN:

- Marcos to Filipinos: Emulate Bataan heroes' bravery amid 'foul forces' threatening the country

- VP Duterte: Continue to learn our history by heart

- Groups mark Araw ng Kagitingan with protest vs. 'militarization' of WPS

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, News5PH, Manila Times] https://mb.com.ph/2024/4/9/marcos-on-araw-ng-kagitingan-emulate-bataan-heroes-bravery-amid-foul-forces-threatening-the-country

2. 31% of Pinoys pro-Marcos, 20% pro-Duterte – survey

[Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Manila Standard, The Philippine STAR, GMA News] https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/04/09/news/national/31-of-pinoys-pro-marcos-20-pro-duterte-survey/1940501

3. FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

- Marcos: Philippines continues to talk with China

- China opposes 'groupings' of countries as Marcos, Biden, Kishida set to meet

- Biden to host Japan’s Kishida, Philippines’ Marcos as security fears mount

- China constantly coerces Japan and Philippines, US envoy to Japan Emanuel says

[Business Mirror, The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Reuters,  Abante] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/04/09/2346272/marcos-philippines-continues-talk-china

4. Probe China 'spies' report, AFP ordered

[Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, GMA News, Inquirer] https://tribune.net.ph/2024/04/08/probe-china-spies-report-afp-ordered

5. Marcos wants review of disabled soldiers' separation benefits

[Philstar, GMA News, Inquirer] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/903083/marcos-wants-review-of-disabled-soldiers-separation-benefits/story/

6. PBBM to make up for missed date nights with First Lady

[Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, News5, People’s Tonight, Manila Times]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/04/08/news/shes-sulking-marcos-to-make-up-for-missed-dates-with-wife/1940498

7. Marcos vows fair treatment for Quiboloy, ex-Rep.Teves

[BusinessMirror, Manila Bulletin, The Philippine STAR, Manila Standard, People’s Tonight, People’s Journal] https://businessmirror.com.ph/2024/04/09/marcos-vows-fair-treatment-for-quiboloy-ex-rep-teves

8. Pertussis cases top 1,000 as gov't scrambles for vaccines

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar]https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/04/09/2346449/pertussis-cases-top-1000-govt-scrambles-vaccines

9. SC affirms dismissal of disqualification case vs Senator Raffy Tulfo

[ABS-CBN News, Rappler, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin] https://www.rappler.com/philippines/supreme-court-affirms-dismissal-disqualification-case-raffy-tulfo/

10. DMW: Number of injured OFWs in Taiwan earthquake rises to 9

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Business Mirror] https://businessmirror.com.ph/2024/04/09/dmw-number-of-injured-ofws-in-taiwan-earthquake-rises-to-9/

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