(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 - Saturday, 11 May 2024

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

As of 4:00 p.m., Saturday, 11 May 2024

1. Ex-PDEA agent a ‘professional liar, like a jukebox,’—Marcos

[Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune, The Philippine Star, The Manila Times, People’s Journal, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Abante]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/05/11/2354203/president-marcos-ex-pdea-agent-professional-liar-jukebox

2. DESTABILIZATION AGAINST PBBM

-No need for loyalty checks among police, military – President Marcos

-No destab in the offing, ex-cops could be plotting

-Senators calls on Filipinos to rally behind Marcos

[Rappler, The Philippine Star, Manila Standard, The Manila Times, People’s Journal, People’s Tonight, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Bulgar]

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/marcos-sees-no-need-loyalty-check-police-officers-despite-ouster-rumors/

3. BALIKATAN

-Gibo says Balikatan 2025 war games will get real

-PBBM looks forward to more war games

-France's plan to join WPS drills welcomed

[Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune, The Manila Times, People’s Journal, People’s Tonight, Abante Tonite, Pilipino Star Ngayon]

https://www.manilastandard.net/news/314445703/gibo-says-balikatan-2025-war-games-will-get-real.html

4. CHINA-PHL DIPLOMATIC ROW

-China on call to expel its diplomats in PH: They should be allowed to do their job

-China on calls to expel diplomats in PH: Stop provocations and infringements

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/906430/china-on-call-to-expel-its-diplomats-in-ph-they-should-be-allowed-to-do-their-job/story/

5. Ombudsman orders graft raps vs. Duque, Lao over P41-B fund transfer

[Rappler, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, PhilStar]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/906391/ombudsman-orders-graft-raps-vs-duque-lao-over-p41-billion-covid-19-supplies/story/

6. AGRICULTURE

-DA prepares for more destructive La NiΓ±a

-DA: Agriculture damage due to El NiΓ±o hits P6.3 billion

-PBBM gives P60-M aid to El NiΓ±o-hit farmers, fishers

[The Philippine Star, InquirerManila Standard, Manila Bulletin, People’s Journal, Remate]

, https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/05/11/2354213/da-prepares-more-destructive-la-nia

7. PBBM’s POLITICAL PARTY

-Lakas, Partido Federal roll out‘Alyansa Para sa Bagong Pilipinas’

-Solon sees members of FPRRD, VP Sara parties jumping ship

-100 PDP members from Negros resign

[Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, The Manila Times]

https://manilastandard.net/news/national/314445429/bagong-pilipinas-alliance-expects-more-political-groups-to-join-coalition.html

8. QCPD files criminal charges vs Manibela chair due to violations during protest

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, GMA News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/5/11/qcpd-files-raps-vs-manibela-chair-2-others-over-protest-outside-house-1341

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