(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 - Friday, June 07, 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Friday, 07 June 2024

1. PBBM asserts PHL stance on strengthening defense without engaging in war amid WPS tension

[Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, Pilipino Star Ngayon, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR, News5]

https://news.tv5.com.ph/breaking/read/pbbm-asserts-ph-stance-on-strengthening-defense-without-engaging-in-war-amid-wps-tension

2. WEST PHL SEA:

-China vessels blocked, rammed PH boat on medical evacuation in WPS —PCG

-China accuses PHL of cutting fishing nets in Ayungin Shoal

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/909333/china-ph-boats-wps-pcg/story/

3. 2 Chinese warships monitored in Basilan Strait

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

https://globalnation.inquirer.net/238824/fwd-break-2-chinese-navy-warships-monitored-in-basilan-strait

4. POGO ACTIVITIES:

-BIR to investigate Alice Guo, companies on possible tax evasion

-SC to probe alleged POGO influence on courts

-Senator bares POGO’s criminal ties with locals

-PAOCC finds torture victims in Pampanga POGO; Porac police chief relieved

-‘Leakage’ suspected after many escaped POGO raid

-Government can’t track source of P6.1 billion for Bamban POGO

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

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/bir-investigates-bamban-tarlac-mayor-alice-guo-pogos/

5. Marcos prefers traditional process in ROW acquisition

[Manila Standard, Pilipino Mirror, Philippine Daily Inquirer, BusinessMirror]

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2024/06/06/marcos-prefers-traditional-process-in-row-acquisition/

6. Farmers, fisherfolk hit by El Nino in Bicol receive gov't aid from PBBM

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, The Manila Times, Philstar, Daily Tribune, BusinessMirror]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/6/7/pbbm-distributes-gov-t-aid-to-farmers-fisherfolk-hit-by-el-nino-in-bicol

7. PAGASA announces end of El NiΓ±o, notes possible La NiΓ±a transition by Q3

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

https://mb.com.ph/2024/6/7/pagasa-declares-end-of-el-nino-notes-possible-la-nina-transition-by-q3

8. LRT1 Cavite extension Phase 1 98.2% complete

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/companies/909359/lrt1-cavite-extension-phase-1-98-2-complete/story/

9. Big-time rollback in fuel prices seen next week

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/909328/fuel-prices-rollback/story/

10. Basilan town finally declared ASG-free

[GMA News, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard]

https://manilastandard.net/news/national/314456329/basilan-town-finally-declared-asg-free.html

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