(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 18 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 - Wednesday, April 3, 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, 03 April 2024

1. Publicus, Pulse Asia surveys show declines in PBBM, Sara approval, trust ratings

[Abante Tonite, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, News5, The Philippine STAR, Pilipino Star NGAYON, Rappler, The Manila Times] https://manilastandard.net/news/314431665/surveys-show-declines-in-pbbm-sara-approval-trust-ratings.html

2. PDEA debunks watchlist docs on Marcos; Newspaper says sorry to Palace for unvalidated document

[Abante, Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Standard, People’s Tonight, Pilipino Mirror, Pilipino Star NGAYON, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/04/03/2344939/pdea-debunks-watchlist-docs-marcos

3. Davao RTC issues arrest warrant for Quiboloy for sexual abuse

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1925469/davao-rtc-issues-arrest-warrant-for-quiboloy-for-sexual-abuse

4. New PNP chief Marbil would rather not call it a ‘drug war’

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Standard, Pilipino Star Ngayon, The Philippine STAR, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1925317/new-pnp-chief-marbil-would-rather-not-call-it-a-drug-war

5. Marcos taps forensic expert as PAO's new deputy chief

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, The Manila Times, Manila Standard]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/04/03/news/marcos-taps-forensic-expert-as-paos-new-deputy-chief/1939645

6. WEST PHL SEA:

-Hontiveros files resolution for probe into Duterte-China WPS deal

-Gibo laments China’s attempt to ‘refocus’ debate on WPS issues

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, News5, Inquirer] https://globalnation.inquirer.net/230407/hontiveros-files-resolution-for-probe-into-duterte-china-wps-deal

7. Marcos forms right-of-way committee

[Abante, BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, The Philippine STAR, The Manila Times]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/04/03/news/national/marcos-forms-right-of-way-committee/1939485

8. Gadon proposes political amendments to 1987 Constitution

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1925652/gadon-proposes-political-amendments-to-1987-constitution

9. TAIWAN QUAKE:

-PHIVOLCS temporarily raises tsunami alert in parts of PHL after magnitude 7.5 quake hit near Taiwan

-MECO: No Pinoys hurt, badly-affected in Taiwan quake

-Marcos: PHL ready to aid Pinoys affected by Taiwan quake

-DMW opens helplines for Filipinos in quake-hit Taiwan

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror,  Daily Tribune, DZBB, GMA News, Interaksyon, News5, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Rappler, The Manila Times, Inquirer, Manila Standard]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1925464/phivolcs-raises-tsunami-alert-in-parts-of-ph-after-magnitude-7-5-quake-hit-near-taiwan

10. PHIVOLCS: 5.1-magnitude aftershock of M7.4 quake on December 2 strikes waters off Hinatuan town

[GMA News, News5, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1925612/phivolcs-5-1-magnitude-aftershock-strikes-waters-off-hinatuan-town

11. DOH records 862 total pertussis cases, 49 deaths

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/4/3/doh-records-862-total-pertussis-cases-49-deaths-804

12. Free MRT-3, LRT-2 ride for military veterans from April 5–11

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

https://mb.com.ph/2024/4/3/free-mrt-3-lrt-2-ride-for-military-veterans-from-april-5-11

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