(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 27 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 95 km East of Baler, Aurora (15.6°N, 122.5°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 170 km/h. It is moving North Northeastward at 10 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section 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 South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).


TOP STORIES - Wednesday, 8 May 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., 08 May 2024, Wednesday


1. PRESIDENCY

- DILG, PNP deny Trillanes' ouster plot claims

- House lawmakers slam Bato, Senate over 'disgraceful' PDEA leaks probe

- Dela Rosa: No one can use me to destabilize Marcos admin

-Zubiri reminds senators not to turn hearings into political witch-hunts

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Inquirer, Rappler, Malaya, The Philippine STAR, Abante, Pilipino Mirror, People’s Journal, Bulgar] https://mb.com.ph/2024/5/8/tsismis-lang-abalos-shrugs-off-destabilization-plot-vs-pbbm

2. POLITICAL PARTIES:

- Marcos’ Partido Federal, Lakas-CMD forge alliance for 2025 elections

- Marcos to revive Uniteam for 2025 midterm polls: Let’s keep united

- Romualdez: Partido Federal, Lakas-CMD open to alliance with Duterte camp

- Khonghun: Duterte's PDP the new face of opposition

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Rappler, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, People’s Journal, Abante Tonite] https://www.rappler.com/philippines/marcos-partido-federal-pilipinas-lakas-cmd-forge-alliance-2025-midterms/

3. WEST PHL SEA:

- China ups ante, says it has audio recording of ‘new deal’ arrangement with PH Wescom chief 

- DND chief warns China of possible crime wiretapping under PH law

- AFP dismisses change of command rumors as WESCOM chief takes personal leave

- Hontiveros urges release of Ayungin ‘new model’ pact evidence

- Filipinos want sea row resolved through military action, diplomacy – OCTA survey

- PH eyes aerial trips to Ayungin to avoid China water blasts

[ABS-CBN News, Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, GMA News, Inquirer, Rappler, Manila Standard, Abante Tonite] https://www.rappler.com/philippines/china-claim-audio-recording-new-deal-arrangement-ayungin-shoal-west-commander

4. PH unemployment rate rises to 3.9% in March

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

https://business.inquirer.net/457806/philippine-unemployment-rate-rose-to-3-9-in-march

5. House panel OKs bill amending RTL

[Manila Times, Business Mirror, Malaya, Inquirer, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/05/08/2353413/house-panel-oks-rice-tariffication-amendments

 

6. ICC DRUG WAR PROBE:

- DOJ to give Marcos 'briefer' on legal options for possible ICC warrants

- Bato dares Trillanes: Arrest me, make my day

[Manila Times, GMA News, Daily Tribune,  ABS-CBN News, Inquirer]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/906084/doj-marcos-briefer-icc-warrants/story/

7. Senators probe Tarlac Pogo for ‘spy ops’; mayor grilled

[ABS-CBN News,  BusinessWorld, Inquirer, GMA News, Malaya, Rappler, The Manila Times] https://globalnation.inquirer.net/235006/senators-probe-tarlac-pogo-for-spy-ops-mayor-grilled

8. DOJ, CHR probe ‘degrading, traumatic’ strip searches at Bilibid

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Philstar, Manila Bulletin] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/05/08/2353528/doj-chr-probe-degrading-traumatic-strip-searches-bilibid

9. Quiboloy camp surrendered 5 firearms, says PNP

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Philstar] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/906086/quiboloy-firearms-pnp/story/?amp

10. ‘Weak’ phreatic eruption occurs at Taal Volcano — Phivolcs

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, DZBB, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin] https://mb.com.ph/2024/5/8/weak-phreatic-eruption-occurs-at-taal-volcano-phivolcs

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