(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, 30 May 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Thursday, 30 May 2024

1. MARCOS IN SINGAPORE:

-Marcos arrives in Singapore to speak at Asia’s top defense summit

-No extra precautions during Marcos' visit to Singapore amid COVID spike —PH Embassy

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

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/237966/marcos-arrives-in-singapore-to-speak-at-asias-top-defense-summit

2. SENATE LEADERSHIP CHANGE:

-Marcos denies hand in Zubiri ouster but knew about plot

-Zubiri takes a 3-week break from 'backstabbing'

[Abante, ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, People’s Journal, People’s Tonight, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Rappler, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR, Manila Standard]

https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/314452783/marcos-informed-of-plan-to-replace-zubiri-denies-hand-in-ouster.html

3. WEST PHL SEA DISPUTE:

-China says PHL shouldn't 'worry' about new coast guard rules

-Marcos still open to backchannel talks, ‘any point of contact’ with China despite WPS tension

-AFP rejects China's arrest policy, fishing ban in West Philippine Sea

-Environmental case vs China completed 'in a few weeks' —DOJ

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, News5, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/908435/china-philippines-coast-guard-rules/story/

4. CHINESE SPY CONTROVERSY:

-Hontiveros releases documents on possible identity of Alice Guo’s mother

-Gatchalian wants Guo out of NPC over alleged ties to illegal POGO

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Philstar, Rappler, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/908475/hontiveros-mayor-alice-guo-mother/story/

5. PAGASA declares official start of rainy season

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1946269/pagasa-declares-official-start-of-rainy-season

6. NDRRMC reports P21.6-M agri damage due to 'Aghon'

[GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/05/30/2359105/p216-million-agri-damage-reported-due-aghon

7. DOJ lauds SC order transferring Quiboloy's cases from Davao City to QC RTC

[BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/5/29/sec-remulla-lauds-sc-order-transfering-quiboloy-s-cases-from-davao-city-to-qc-rtc

8. DOJ expects Timor-Leste's court to rule on Teves' deportation on June 20 or earlier

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/5/30/doj-expects-timor-leste-s-court-to-rule-on-teves-deportation-on-june-20-or-earlier

9. COMELEC releases schedule of activities for 2025 midterm, BARMM polls

[BusinessMirror, Philstar, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/908403/comelec-releases-schedule-of-activities-for-2025-midterm-barmm-polls/story/

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