(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).


Wednesday, 22 May 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Photo courtesy of Liza Araneta-Marcos/Instagram

1. SENATE LEADERSHIP:

-Marcos meets with Escudero, other senators after Zubiri's ouster

-Escudero admits instigating Zubiri ouster, denies Palace hand

-Drilon: Alignments among Marcoses, Dutertes are clear in Senate

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, GMA News, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, News5, OneNews, People’s Journal, People’s Tonight, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Abante, Abante Tonite, Pilipino Star NGAYON, Rappler, The Manila Times, The Philippine Star]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/5/22/marcos-meets-with-escudero-other-senators-after-senate-shakeup-850

2. Marcos OKs move to revert to old school calendar

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

3. Ex-WESCOM chief Carlos: I did not enter into any deal with China

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, GMA News, Philstar, The Manila Times] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/907586/ex-wescom-chief-carlos-i-did-not-enter-into-any-deal-with-china/story

4. El NiΓ±o agri damage nears P10B – DA

[BusinessMirror, BusinessWorld, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Malaya, Philstar, The Manila Times] https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/05/22/news/national/el-nio-agri-damage-nears-p10b-da/1947793

5. New LPA outside PAR might be Philippines’ first tropical cyclone for 2024

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Philstar, Rappler, Manila Times] https://www.rappler.com/nation/weather/low-pressure-area-update-pagasa-forecast-may-22-2024-8am

6. DOH: No border restrictions yet amid COVID resurgence in Singapore

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, The Manila Times] https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/05/22/news/doh-no-border-restrictions-yet-amid-covid-resurgence-in-singapore

7. Senate resumes investigation on Tarlac Pogo and Bamban Mayor Alice Guo

-Mayor Guo says she only learned about business partners' criminal records on social media

-Senator says Guo's live-in partner runs POGO; mayor says she has no boyfriend

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer]

House bill amending Rice Tariffication Law hurdles 3rd reading

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, BusinessWorld, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, The Manila Times] https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1943379/livestream-senate-resumes-investigation-on-tarlac-pogo-and-bamban-mayor-alice-guo

8. Show-cause order awaits Yang if he doesn’t show up—Barbers

[Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Standard]https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1943309/show-cause-order-awaits-yang-if-he-doesnt-show-up-barbers

9. House ethics body 'unanimously' decides to sanction Alvarez

[ABS-CBN News, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, Philstar] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/05/22/2357003/house-ethics-body-unanimously-decides-sanction-alvarez

10. Taguig court convicts child rights defender Ujano of rebellion

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Philstar] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/907575/taguig-court-ujano-rebellion/story

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