(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 - Saturday, June 01, 2024

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

As of 4:00 p.m., Saturday, 01 June 2024

President Marcos discusses further enhancing relations between the Philippines and Singapore during a meeting with Senior Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday.

1. WEST PHL SEA:

-Killing of Pinoy at sea an act of war —President Marcos

-Marcos: PHL will do whatever it takes to defend WPS claims

-Int'l support surges as PHL faces WPS tensions —Brawner

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/06/01/2359580/killing-pinoy-sea-act-war-president-marcos

2. MARCOS’ BRUNEI, SINGAPORE VISITS:

-Marcos back from 'productive, engaging' trips to Brunei, Singapore

-Marcos says Singapore's Tharman to visit PH in August

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

https://www.manilatimes.net/2024/06/01/news/marcos-back-from-productive-engaging-trips-to-brunei-singapore/1949457

3. PHL RELATIONS TO US, CHINA:

-Marcos says he's working for the Philippines, not US or China

-US, China must handle rivalry responsibly, says Marcos

[Daily Tribune, GMA News, Philstar]

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2024/06/01/2359591/marcos-says-hes-working-philippines-not-us-or-china

4. Philippines condemns North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2024/5/31/philippines-condemns-north-korea-s-latest-ballistic-missile-launch

5. Luzon Grid under yellow alert on Saturday evening —NGCP

[Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/908693/luzon-grid-under-yellow-alert-on-saturday-evening-ngcp/story/

6. DOE creates new division for nuclear energy

[Daily Tribune, GMA News, Manila Standard, Philippine Daily Inquirer]

https://business.inquirer.net/461771/doe-creates-new-division-for-nuclear-energy

7. Gasoline prices to decrease, diesel, kerosene to increase prices

[Manila Standard, ABS-CBN News]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/2024/6/1/gasoline-prices-to-decrease-diesel-kerosene-to-increase-prices-1146

8. FFCCCII backs further lowering of rice tariffs

[Manila Standard, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine STAR]

https://www.philstar.com/business/2024/06/01/2359414/ffcccii-backs-further-lowering-rice-tariffs

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