(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 - Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, 24 April 2024

1. Palace debunks viral deepfake video of President

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, The Manila Times, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1932919/palace-on-bbm-deepfake

2. LIZA-SARA FEUD:

-Marcos: Sara keeps DepEd; Liza just ‘not used to politics’

-Imee distances self from Sara-Liza feud

[Inquirer, The Philippine Star, Manila Standard, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, Abante, Bulgar, People’s Tonight, Pilipino Star NGAYON]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1932883/marcos-sara-keeps-deped-liza-just-not-used-to-politics

3. FOOD SECURITY

-Marcos: PHL rice supply enough despite El NiΓ±o

-Marcos eyeing more cold storage facilities to prevent post-harvest losses

-House probes gap in basic goods' farmgate, retail prices

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Abante, The Philippine STAR, The Manila Times, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/904508/marcos-rice-supply-enough-el-nino/story/

4. Self-rated poverty, hunger decline in Q1 2024 — OCTA

[Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Philstar, People’s Journal, People’s Tonight, The Manila Times]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/04/24/news/national/self-rated-poverty-hunger-decline-in-first-quarter-poll/1942908

5. Number of Chinese vessels surges in West Philippine Sea amid Balikatan

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Malaya, Philstar, Rappler] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/04/24/2350094/number-chinese-vessels-surges-west-philippine-sea-amid-balikatan

6. DMW bans deployment of Pinoy seafarers to Red Sea, Gulf of Aden-bound passenger, cruise ships

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

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/233242/ph-prohibits-filipino-seafarers-on-red-sea-gulf-of-aden-routes

7. Marcos rejects increasing illegal parking fines in Metro Manila

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, The Manila Times, Rappler, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1933093/marcos-rejects-increasing-illegal-parking-fines-in-metro-manila

8. QCPD sues transport group Manibela for ‘disruptive behavior’ during strike

[Daily Tribune, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Rappler]

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/quezon-city-police-district-sues-manibela-disruptive-behavior-transport-strike/

9. Red Alert over Luzon, Visayas grids; Mindanao on Yellow Alert

[Inquirer, Business World, Daily Tribune, DZBB, ABS-CBN News, Manila Standard, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/904593/luzon-visayas-grids-on-red-alert-on-wednesday-mindanao-grid-on-yellow/story/?just_in

10. HEAT INDEX:

-‘Dangerous’ heat index may be felt in Metro Manila, 29 other areas

-Several on-site classes suspended today amid threat of extreme heat

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

https://mb.com.ph/2024/4/23/dangerous-heat-index-may-be-felt-in-metro-manila-29-other-areas-on-april-24-1

11. Ex-senator Rene Saguisag passes away; tributes pour in, Senate flag at half-mast

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Philstar, Inquirer, Daily Tribune, Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Rappler, The  Manila Times]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1933003/former-senator-rene-saguisag-dies

12. EJKs remain a serious problem in PH — US gov't report

[BusinessWorld, GMA News, Malaya, Philstar] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/04/24/2350107/ejk-remains-serious-problem-philippines-us-state-department

13. Solons urge PNP to reconsider tattoo policy

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/904621/solons-pnp-tattoo-policy/story/

14. PNP firearms office recommends revocation of Quiboloy’s gun license

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

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/national-police-firearms-office-recommends-revocation-apollo-quiboloy-gun-license/

15. DepEd says report of 2 teachers dying of heatstroke 'misleading'

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/04/24/2350136/deped-iloilo-teachers-deaths-not-heatstroke-related

16. CA affirms dismissal of 3 BI officers involved in 'pastillas' scam

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, Business Mirror]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/904519/ca-affirms-dismissal-of-3-bi-officers-involved-in-pastillas-scam/story/

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