(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 12 July 2024) Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. 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 ITCZ. 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 Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).


TOP STORIES - Monday, June 24, 2024

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

As of 5:00 p.m., Monday, 24 June 2024

1. WEST PHL SEA DISPUTE:

-PHL gov't not downplaying Ayungin clash: It was a “deliberate act” of Chinese forces —PHL Defense

-PHL will not publish resupply, rotation missions in WPS —Security officials

-Philippines not in business of starting wars, Marcos tells soldiers

-Expert urges Chinese ambassador’s expulsion amid WPS incidents

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, The Manila Times, The Philippine STAR, BusinessWorld, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/911029/ph-gov-t-not-downplaying-ayungin-incident-dnd-s-teodoro/story

2. Leila de Lima cleared of all drug charge

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

https://www.rappler.com/philippines/muntinlupa-court-clears-leila-de-lima-all-drug-charges-june-2024/

3. Agri groups to file petition vs rice tariff cut

[Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philstar, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/2024/6/23/agri-groups-to-file-petition-vs-rice-tariff-cut-1614

4. Marcos inspects new Pasig River attraction

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, The Philippine STAR, The Manila Times]

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/06/24/news/national/marcos-inspects-new-pasig-river-attraction/1952901

5. POGO CONTROVERSY:

-Gatchalian inspects Porac POGO hub

-Lucky South 99 denies illegal activities at Porac POGO hub

-Porac POGO manager prevented from leaving PH —PAOCC

-PNP chief warns cops protecting illegal POGOs

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/910977/lucky-south-99-denies-illegal-activities-at-porac-pogo-hub/story

6. 27 Pinoy sailors safe after Houthi attack on MV Transworld Navigator —DMW

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

https://mb.com.ph/2024/6/23/dmw-27-filipino-seafarers-safe-after-houthi-attack-on-merchant-vessel-in-red-sea

7. Roque files counter affidavit vs Trillanes libel raps

[BusinessWorld, Daily Tribune, GMA News, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1954190/roque-on-filing-counter-affidavit-counter-charge-vs-trillanes

8. Diesel prices up by P1.75/liter; gasoline by P1.40/liter

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/2024/6/24/hefty-oil-price-hike-set-for-tuesday-1417

9. DICT urges more digital infrastructure support ahead of SONA

[Daily Tribune, Philstar, Manila Times]

https://tribune.net.ph/2024/06/24/dict-urges-more-digital-infrastructure-support-ahead-of-sona

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