(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 - Thursday, 9 May 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Thursday, 09 May 2024

1. Philippine economy grows by 5.7% in Q1 2024, below expectations

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

https://www.rappler.com/business/gross-domestic-product-philippines-q1-2024/

2. RED-TAGGING:

-SC: Red-tagging threat to life, liberty, security

-Marcos urged to abandon red-tagging, eliminate NTF-ELCAC after SC ruling

-Makabayan bloc says to file cases vs red-taggers after SC ruling

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/05/09/2353746/sc-red-tagging-threat-life-liberty-security

3. DOJ drafting briefer on ICC for PBBM

[ABS-CBN News, Abante, Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, BusinessMirror]

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2024/05/08/doj-drafting-briefer-on-icc-for-pbbm/

4. WPS AUDIO RECORDING:

-AFP, DFA warn public vs China's 'false' claims on Ayungin arrangement

-Amid China’s audio recording claim, DFA says: Diplomats must follow PHL laws

-AFP doubts authenticity of recorded phone convo between Filipino general, Chinese diplomat

-Defense chief says China may have violated Anti-Wiretapping Law if audio recording true

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/05/09/2353804/afp-dfa-warn-public-vs-chinas-false-claims-ayungin-arrangement

5. OCTA survey: Filipinos want military action to resolve sea row

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

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/05/09/news/national/filipinos-want-military-action-to-resolve-sea-row/1945215

6. PhilSA confirms another Chinese rocket launch; warns of debris near Patag Island, Rozul Reef

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

https://mb.com.ph/2024/5/8/phil-sa-confirms-another-chinese-rocket-launch-warns-of-debris-near-patag-island-rozul-reef

7. Poe files electoral reform bill to prevent repeat of ‘Hello Garci’ scandal

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessWorld, GMA News, Inquirer, Rappler, The Manila Times, BusinessMirror]

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2024/05/08/poe-recalls-hello-garci-says-lessons-unheeded

Marcos wants strengthened efforts vs. tobacco smuggling

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/906219/marcos-tobacco-smuggling/story/

8. COCONUT INDUSTRY:

-Marcos keen on making PH world's no. 1 coconut exporter

-Marcos ensures funding for 100M coconut tree planting project

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

https://mb.com.ph/2024/5/8/marcos-bent-on-making-philippines-as-world-s-no-1-coconut-exporter

9. P59.89 b for COVID-19 relief released to health workers

[Manila Standard, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, The Philippine Star]

https://manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/314444951/p59-89-b-for-covid-19-relief-released-to-health-workers.html

10. Ombudsman affirms order to file graft raps vs. Lao, ex-DBM, Pharmally execs

[Inquirer, Philstar, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/906250/ombudsman-affirms-order-to-file-graft-raps-vs-lao-ex-dbm-pharmally-execs/story/

11. Sandro bares Mother’s Day wish for mom Liza: 'Huwag siyang magalit nang masyado'

[GMA News, The Manila Times, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/5/8/sandro-bares-mother-s-day-wish-for-mom-liza-huwag-siyang-magalit-nang-masyado

12. 1,000 march to BSP to claim ‘hidden wealth’

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

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/people-flock-bangko-sentral-pilipinas-claim-hidden-wealth-may-2024/

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