(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 - Monday, 6 May 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Monday, 6 May 2024

1. WEST PHL SEA:

-Marcos says Philippines will not use water cannon vs Chinese ships

-Senators weigh in on Marcos stand on non-use of water cannon to defend WPS

-Chinese militia ships swarm Sabina Shoal

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

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/marcos-rejects-proposal-use-water-cannon-against-china-west-sea/

2. Marcos hopes old academic calendar back by ‘next year’

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1937416/fwd-bbm-on-deped-calendar-shift

3. Marcos vows to certify bill amending rice tariffication as urgent

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

https://mb.com.ph/2024/5/6/marcos-to-certify-as-urgent-rice-tariffication-law-amendments

4. Marcos pushes ‘chibog’ tourism; keen on trying viral Diwata and other pares

[Abante Tonite, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Pilipino Star NGAYON, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/05/06/2352987/president-marcos-pushes-chibog-tourism

5. 2024 GOCCS’ DAY:

-Marcos leads turnover of P88.5B in GOCC dividends

-Marcos ensures remitted GOCC dividends to be used to improve Pinoys' lives

-Marcos sees GOCCs exceeding P100 billion dividends this year

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

https://business.inquirer.net/457494/marcos-leads-turnover-of-p88-5b-in-gocc-dividends

6. Bongbong Marcos laughs off ‘leaked’ PDEA report vs him, Maricel Soriano

[GMA News, Philstar, SunStar, Politiko, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1937456/bbm-on-drug-use-allegation

7. Ethics complaint vs Alvarez found sufficient in form, content

[Manila Bulletin, Rappler, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/905853/ethics-complaint-vs-alvarez-found-sufficient-in-form-content/story/

8. EL NIΓ‘O IMPACT:

-30 areas may have ‘dangerous’ heat index on May 6

-Rice harvest declined by 100,000 MT in Q1 due to El NiΓ±o—DA

-206 areas under state of calamity due to El NiΓ±o

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/weather/905823/dangerous-heat-index-expected-in-30-areas-on-may-6/story/

9. Consumer group calls to lift lease fees for telcos, says internet now a basic necessity

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

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2024/05/06/2352823/citing-importance-internet-connectivity-group-urges-lifting-lease-fees-telcos

10. DMW chief Cacdac, 25 others to undergo CA grilling

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/05/06/2352938/dmw-chief-cacdac25others-undergo-ca-grilling

11/ DMW: 2 OFWs injured in Hong Kong landslide

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

https://mb.com.ph/2024/5/5/dmw-2-of-ws-injured-in-hong-kong-landslide

12. Gasoline, diesel, kerosene pump price rollback set Tuesday

[BusinessWorld, DZBB, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, The Manila Times, ABS-CBN News, News5]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/2024/5/3/another-oil-price-rollback-looms-by-may-7-doe-840

13. Luzon Grid to be placed under yellow alert Monday afternoon

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, News5, Inquirer]

https://business.inquirer.net/457486/luzon-grid-on-yellow-alert-may-6-afternoon

 

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