(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 - Friday, 03 May 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Friday, 03 May 2024

ALL DRY A farmer in Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur province visits her rice farm, nowall dried up due to the absence of rain amid the El NiΓ±o weather phenomenon. The Zamboanga Peninsula is among the 11 regions in the country worst hit by the dry spell and drought. PHOTO COURTESY OF PAGADIAN CITY AGRICULTURE OFFICE

1. El NiΓ±o damage to agriculture climbs to P5.9 billion

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, BusinessWorld, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Malaya, Philstar, The Manila Times] https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1936587/el-nino-damage-to-ph-agri-nears-p6b

2. Philippines debt declines to P14.9 trillion in March

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, The Manila Times]



-China shrugs off concerns over its aggression vs Philippines, claims Marcos admin has 'political agenda' in sea row

-Chinese embassy: 'Philippines agreed to limit movements of fishers, troops in Scarborough Shoal'

-US Defense chief: China water cannon attacks vs PH vessels 'irresponsible'

-PHL WPS civilian mission to proceed despite China’s recent water cannon attack

-DFA summons Chinese exec over water cannon incident

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


4. Lawmakers doubt Bato claim on PDEA documents

[The Manila Times, Abante, People’s Journal, People’s Tonight] https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/05/03/news/national/lawmakers-doubt-bato-claim-on-pdea-documents/1944426

5. Trillanes claims Duterte included in first batch of looming ICC arrest warrants

[Philstar, OneNews, News5]


6. House ethics panel to probe Alvarez for disorderly conduct

[Abante Tonite, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/905525/house-ethics-panel-to-probe-alvarez-for-disorderly-conduct/story

7. DMW to recruit 100 Filipino caregivers for work in South Korea

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, News5, The Manila Times]


8. Suspected gunman in Kidapawan broadcaster’s killing nabbed

[GMA News, Inquirer, News5, The Manila Times]


9. Price rollback in gasoline, diesel, kerosene seen next week

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


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