(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 - Tuesday, 14 May 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m.,14 May 2024, Tuesday

President Marcos, accompanied by PAF chief Lt. Gen. Stephen ParreΓ±o, arrives at Villamor Airbase in Pasay City for the Philippine Air Force command conference yesterday.

1. Marcos to generals: Be loyal to country, Constitution

[BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, News5, People’s Journal, People’s Tonight, The Philippine STAR, The Manila Times] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/05/14/2354914/marcos-generals-be-loyal-country-constitution

2. ‘Marcos tested negative for cocaine in 2021’

[Abante, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, News5, Pilipino Star NGAYON, Rappler, The Philippine STAR] https://www.philstar.com/nation/2024/05/14/2354943/marcos-tested-negative-cocaine-2021

3. Marcos declares July of every year as ‘Philippine Agriculturists’ Month’

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Philstar] https://mb.com.ph/2024/5/13/marcos-declares-july-every-year-as-philippine-agriculturists-month


-China denies reclamation activities in Escoda Shoal

-China readies blockade of Panatag – US expert

-Carpio urges new case vs China over Escoda Shoal, Rozul Reef destruction

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, BusinessWorld, News5, Interaksyon, Inquirer,  Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard,Philstar, Rappler, The Manila Times] https://manilastandard.net/news/national/314446686/china-denies-reclamation-activities-in-escoda-shoal.html

5. Scrap EO that authorized BI to issue student visas — congressman

[Abante, ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, BusinessWorld, Manila Standard, People’s Journal, Philstar] https://www.bworldonline.com/the-nation/2024/05/13/594755/scrap-eo-that-authorized-bi-to-issue-student-visas-congressman

6. Ombudsman lifts preventive suspension of 72 NFA warehouse supervisors

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, The Manila Times] https://news.abs-cbn.com/regions/2024/5/14/ombudsman-lifts-preventive-suspension-of-72-nfa-warehouse-supervisors-917

7. Meralco hikes rates in May; Luzon, Visayas grids on yellow alert again

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, News5] https://business.inquirer.net/458682/luzon-visayas-grid-on-yellow-alert-may-14

8. Gov't workers to receive midyear bonus beginning May 15, 2024

[ABS-CBN News, DZBB, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, The Manila Times] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/906661/government-employees-midyear-bonus-dbm/story/

9. Trillanes files criminal charges against Harry Roque, other Duterte supporters

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Manila Standard, News5] https://manilastandard.net/news/national/314446703/trillanes-files-criminal-charges-against-harry-roque-other-duterte-supporters.html

10. Bam Aquino leaves LP, confirms 2025 senatorial bid under KANP party

[GMA News, Inquirer, News5, Rappler, Philstar] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/906665/ex-senator-bam-aquino-leaves-lp/story/

11. SC urged to halt PUV modernization program as apprehension looms

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/5/14/sc-urged-to-halt-puv-modernization-program-as-apprehension-looms-1151

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