(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).


Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., 17 April 2024, Wednesday

1. ALVAREZ’S CALL TO AFP TO WITHDRAW SUPPORT TO PBBM:

-Alvarez apologizes for withdrawal call

-DND, AFP eye delisting of Alvarez as military reservist

-DOJ starts probe on Alvarez’s ‘seditious’ statements

-Mindanao lawmakers slam Alvarez for asking AFP to abandon Marcos

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Philippine Star, Manila Standard,  Manila Bulletin, Abante, Pilipino Star NGAYON, Rappler]

https://www.rappler.com/nation/mindanao/alvarez-apology-call-afp-withdraw-support-marcos-jr/

2. ILLEGAL DRUGS:

-Marcos vows crackdown on drug syndicates

-‘Nobody died’: Marcos calls Batangas ops ‘correct approach’ vs drugs

-Abalos orders more checkpoints; PNP to promote cops behind confiscation of P13-billion shabu haul

[Abante, Bulgar, BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, People’s Journal, People’s Tonight, Pilipino Mirror, Remate, The Philippine Star, The Manila Times]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/04/17/news/national/marcos-vows-crackdown-on-drug-syndicates/1941942

3. Marcos to DOE: Address power woes

[Abante Tonite, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Pilipino Star NGAYON, Rappler, The Philippine STAR, People’s Tonight, The Manila Times]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/04/16/news/marcos-to-doe-address-power-woes/1941903

4. Luzon grid still on yellow alert today

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/4/16/luzon-grid-still-on-yellow-alert-today

5. First couple celebrates 31st wedding anniversary

[Daily Tribune, GMA News, News5, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1930632/fwd-liza-marcos-on-31st-wedding-anniversary-with-pbbm

6. COMELEC committed grave abuse in disqualifying Smartmatic —SC

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/903904/comelec-grave-abuse-smartmatic-supreme-court/story/

7. Duterte-allied party expels 4 local execs

[Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Rappler]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1930502/duterte-allied-party-expels-4-local-execs

8. SC appoints 1st female spokesperson; ex-journo as comms chief

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/903863/sc-names-chief-communications-officer-first-female-spokesperson/story

9. DFA maintains Alert Level 2 in Israel amid tension with Iran

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

https://mb.com.ph/2024/4/17/alert-level-2-remains-in-israel-amid-tension-with-iran-dfa

10. AFP checking Chinese students’ influx in Cagayan

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, News5]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/04/17/2348302/afp-checking-chinese-students-influx-cagayan

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