(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 19 June 2024) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 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 Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).


TOP STORIES - Friday, 17 May 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m. 17 May 2024, Friday

1. Marcos says Bamban Mayor Guo must be investigated: ‘Nobody knows her’

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, News5, People’s Tonight, Pilipino Star NGAYON, Philstar, Rappler, Abante Tonite, The Manila Times] https://tribune.net.ph/2024/05/16/probe-guo-thoroughly-pbbm

2. Marcos rejects abolition of NTF-ELCAC

[Abante Tonite, ABS-CBN News, Rappler, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, News5, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR]  https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/05/16/news/marcos-rejects-calls-to-abolish-ntf-elcac

3. WEST PHL SEA:

-China eyes arrest of 'foreigners' in South China Sea; PH Coast Guard unfazed

-China brushes off wiretapping allegations

-Scarborough mission a big success, says Atin Ito coalition

-China issues radio challenge to aircraft of senators visiting Pag-asa Island

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, BusinessWorld, Philstar, Malaya, The Manila Times, Rappler] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/907082/china-eyes-arrest-of-civilians-in-south-china-sea-ph-coast-guard-unfazed/story

4. Marcos orders stricter visa issuance

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, News5, GMA News, Inquirer, The Manila Times] https://tribune.net.ph/2024/05/16/marcos-orders-stricter-visa-issuance

5. Marcos orders military to gear up for 'digital warfare'

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/5/17/-battlefield-is-changing-marcos-orders-military-to-gear-up-for-digital-warfare-1052

6. PBBM intervenes in CDO’s water woes

[Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, The Philippine STAR, The Manila Times]

https://manilastandard.net/news/314447852/pbbm-intervenes-in-cdos-water-woes.html

7. Amid stiff competition, Marcos says 'tourist rest areas' will help PH become Asia's tourism powerhouse

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/907091/marcos-tourist-rest-areas/story

8. Philippine Coast Guard to get 5 more 97-meter vessels from Japan

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

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/coast-guard-vessels-japan-signing-may-2024/

9. Tagum mayor wants Alvarez expelled from House

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, Abante Tonite] https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1941404/tagum-mayor-wants-alvarez-expulsion-from-house-of-representatives

10. Maute mother convicted, gets life for terror financing

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Standard, Philstar, Rappler, Inquirer] https://qa.philstar.com/headlines/2024/05/17/2355701/maute-mother-convicted-gets-life-terror-financing

11. Canadian tagged as main suspect in seized 1.4 tons of shabu in Batangas nabbed in Tagaytay City

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

https://mb.com.ph/2024/5/17/canadian-tagged-as-main-suspect-in-seized-1-4-tons-of-shabu-in-batangas-nabbed-in-tagaytay-city

12. Comelec deactivates 4.2M voters

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Standard]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/907071/comelec-voters-list/story/

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