(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 - Wednesday, 15 May 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., 15 May 2024, Wednesday

Two fishermen who joined the civilian mission of Atin Ito Coalition in the West Philippine Sea install floating markers in the vicinity waters within the Philippines' exclusibe economic zone on May 15, 2024. (Photo by Atin Ito / Akbayan Party)

1. 'Atin Ito' Coalition successfully installs markers in West Philippine Sea

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, The Manila Times, Rappler, Business Mirror, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, Manila Standard] https://mb.com.ph/2024/5/15/atin-ito-coalition-successfully-installs-markers-in-west-philippine-sea

2. Marcos sees new era of shipbuilding in PH

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, BusinessWorld, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, The Manila Times, The Philippines STAR] https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/05/15/news/national/marcos-sees-new-era-of-shipbuilding-in-ph/1946402

3. House OK’s rice tariffication law amendments on 2nd reading; Senators buck revival of NFA import power

[BusinessMirror, BusinessWorld, Daily Tribune, Philstar, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5]

4. Marcos approves DBM’S e-marketplace procurement system

[Abante, Abante Tonite, BusinessMirror, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, The Manila Times] https://tribune.net.ph/2024/05/14/marcos-approves-govt-e-marketplace

5. Social media users charged over Marcos deepfake

[Abante, GMA News, News5, Pilipino Mirror, Pilipino Star NGAYON, The Philippine STAR] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/05/15/2355158/social-media-users-charged-over-marcosdeepfake


-Senate probe sought into Chinese diplomat's wiretapping on PH military official

-DOJ orders NBI to probe China embassy ‘wiretapping’

-PCG supports expulsion of Chinese diplomats over alleged wiretapping

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, GMA News, News5, The Manila Times, Manila Standard, Philstar] https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/05/15/news/senate-probe-sought-into-chinese-diplomats-wiretapping-on-ph-military-official

7. NBI ordered to probe illegal activities of foreign diplomats

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

8. LTFRB to start flagging down drivers of unconsolidated PUVs on Thursday

[BusinessMirror, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, News5] https://mb.com.ph/2024/5/15/crackdown-begins-ltfrb-starts-operation-vs-unconsolidated-jeepneys-on-may-16

9. Visayas goes on yellow alert

[ABS-CBN News, DZBB, GMA News, Inquirer, News5] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/906819/visayas-grid-under-yellow-alert-anew-on-wednesday/story/

10. Manila Bay-Laguna Lake ferry system eyed

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


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