(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 - Thursday, 23 May 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Thursday, 23 May 2024

House of Representatives Secretary General Reginald Velasco issues a memorandum correcting the number of legislators who voted in favor of the controversial divorce bill to 131 – not 126, as previously declared. INQUIRER FILES

1. DIVORCE BILL:

-Divorce bill gets final House nod; ‘Yes’ votes increased to 131

-Sotto says divorce bill lacked votes in House; Lagman says abstentions not counted

-CBCP hits House for approving divorce bill

-Escudero says he will neither push for or against divorce bill

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1943896/house-revises-yes-vote-on-divorce-bills-approval-to-131-from-126

2. House censures Alvarez over ‘seditious’ remarks

[Abante Tonite, ABS-CBN News, BusinessWorld, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, News5, Rappler, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/05/23/2357197/house-censures-alvarez-over-seditious-remarks

3. SENATE SHAKEUP:

-Escudero: Marcos didn’t know about Senate shakeup until it was over

-Senate elects new committee heads under Escudero's leadership

-Zubiri to lead economic affairs panel

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/5/22/escudero-marcos-didn-t-know-about-senate-shakeup-until-it-was-over-1714

4. SC penalizes anti-poverty czar Gadon again over gross misconduct

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

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/supreme-court-order-penalizes-gadon-gross-misconduct/

5. BAGONG PILIPINAS FAIR IN TAWI-TAWI:

-Marcos hopes development projects in Tawi-Tawi will help maintain peace

-Marcos provides aid to El NiΓ±o-affected farmers, fisherfolk in Tawi-Tawi

-Marcos says gov’t prioritizes Maguindanaons’ security

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1943968/marcos-hopes-development-projects-in-tawi-tawi-will-help-maintain-peace

6. Marcos thanks Queen Maxima for offering financial health aid to PH

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/907718/marcos-thanks-queen-maxima/story/?just_in

7. Marcos welcomes 8 new envoys; eyes stronger ties

[GMA News, Inquirer, SunStar, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/5/22/marcos-welcomes-8-new-envoys-hoping-to-bolster-ties-with-other-nations

8. Rep. Duterte seeks House probe on EJKs, rights abuses

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/907726/paolo-duterte-probe-ejks-human-rights-abuses/story/

9. 5 Filipinos hurt in Singapore Airlines emergency landing

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

https://www.rappler.com/nation/overseas-filipinos/injuries-singapore-airlines-emergency-landing-may-22-2024/

10. LPA east of Mindanao may become this year's first cyclone by Friday

[Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, The Manila Times, Inquirer, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/05/23/2357319/lpa-east-mindanao-may-become-years-first-cyclone-friday

11. Red alert issued for Luzon, Visayas grids on May 23

[GMA News, Inquirer, News5, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, The Manila Times, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/business/2024/05/23/2357321/red-alert-issued-luzon-visayas-grids-may-23

12. Canadian in Batangas P9.6 billion shabu haul to face raps

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

https://qa.philstar.com/nation/2024/05/23/2357168/canadian-batangas-p96-billion-shabu-haul-face-raps 

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