(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 - Wednesday, 29 May 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, 29 May 2024

1. MARCOS IN BRUNEI:

-Marcos vows stronger bilateral ties with Brunei

-PHL, Brunei deals on tourism, maritime and food security signed

-Marcos: PHL, Brunei focused on 2 economic corridors for business dev't

-Marcos urges Brunei-based Filipinos to return, invest in PHL

[Abante, Abante Tonite, ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, BusinessWorld, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, People’s Journal, People’s Tonight, Philstar, Pilipino Mirror, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Rappler, The Manila Times, Manila Standard]

https://manilastandard.net/news/314452695/marcos-vows-stronger-bilateral-ties-with-brunei.html

2. WEST PHL SEA:

-China 'out of their mind' for imposing 'unilateral' fishing ban in disputed sea —PHL Navy

-BFAR won’t recognize China’s ‘trespassers’ policy in West Philippine Sea

-Marcos: Nothing new on China fishing ban

-Marcos: China’s policy on ‘trespassers’ an escalation of SCS tension

[Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, News5, Philstar, Rappler, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/5/29/china-out-of-their-mind-for-imposing-fishing-ban-in-disputed-sea-ph-navy-1326

3. TYPHOON AGHON:

-Marcos orders intensified response, efforts to aid Aghon-hit Filipinos

-’Aghon’ death toll rises to seven; NDRRMC says over 51K people affected

-State of calamity declared in 19 areas in Quezon due to Aghon

-‘Aghon’ no longer a threat as it leaves PAR today

-PHL highest heat index recorded while Aghon still in PAR

[GMA News, Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Standard, People’s Journal, Rappler, Philstar, The Manila Times]

https://www.manilastandard.net/news/top-stories/314452183/marcos-orders-intensified-response-efforts-to-aid-aghon-hit-filipinos.html

4. NEW COVID VARIANT:

-DOH says COVID-19 cases ‘mild, manageable’ despite uptick

-New COVID-19 variants could have entered PH —DOH exec

-PHL airports on alert vs 'FLiRT'

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/05/29/2358863/doh-says-covid-19-cases-mild-manageable-despite-uptick

5. SENATE LEADERSHIP CHANGE:

-Marcos says he had ‘nothing to do’ with change of Senate leadership

-Villanueva says some members of 'Solid 7' inclined to join minority

-JV: Chiz can talk with Solid 7 when emotions cool

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1946117/marcos-says-he-had-nothing-to-do-with-change-of-senate-leadership

6. OVP CONFIDENTIAL FUND:

-Sara asks SC to dismiss petitions vs constitutionality of P125-M ‘confidential funds’

-Estelito Mendoza is Sara Duterte’s lawyer for confidential funds case in SC

-P125-M confidential funds transfer to OVP caused 'real damage', Castro reminds Pinoys

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/05/29/2358834/sara-duterte-asks-sc-dismiss-pleadings-vs-confidential-funds

7. SC transfers Quiboloy cases from Davao to QC; Lawyer to appeal decision

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1945939/sc-transfers-quiboloy-cases-from-davao-to-qc

8. Ombudsman suspends Bohol governor, 68 officials over Chocolate Hills mess

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

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/05/29/news/national/bohol-gov-68-others-suspended-over-resort/1948922

9. COMELEC wants AI, deepfake ban on election campaigns ahead of 2025 polls

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, Rappler, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1946107/comelec-mulls-the-use-of-artificial-intelligence-for-2025-poll-campaign

10. Cebu guv Garcia, Mandaue mayor leave PDP-Laban

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

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/05/28/news/cebu-gov-garcia-leaves-pdp-laban/1948811

11. DOF wants to cut rice tariffs below 35 percent

[BusinessWorld, Inquirer, Malaya, The Manila Times, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/business/2024/05/29/2358672/dof-wants-cut-rice-tariffs-below-35-percent

12. NLEX toll rates to go up starting June 4

[GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/2024/5/29/nlex-toll-rates-to-go-up-starting-june-4-939

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