(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 23 September 2022) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 1,265 km East of Central Luzon (17.7°N, 133.9°E). Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Central and Southern Luzon. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE OUTSIDE PAR AS OF 3:00 AM TODAY TROPICAL DEPRESSION LOCATION: 1,775 KM EAST NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (25.5°N, 138.4°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 45 KM/H NEAR THE CENTER GUSTINESS: UP TO 55 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTHWESTWARD AT 25 KM/H . Place: SURIGAO DEL NORTE & DINAGAT ISLANDS Weather Condition: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Caused by: Southwest Monsoon / Localized Thunderstorms Impacts: Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms FORECAST WIND & COASTAL WATER CONDITIONS: Place: SURIGAO DEL NORTE, SIARGAO ISLANDS & DINAGAT ISLANDS Wind Speed: Slight to Moderate Wind Direction: Southwest to West Coastal Waters: Slight to Moderate / (0.6 to 2.1 meters OVER SURIGAO CITY: Maximum Temperature: 02:00 PM Yesterday ------ 34.9°C Minimum Temperature: 02:00 AM Today ------- 23.6°C Maximum Relative Humidity: 02:00 AM Today --- 88% Minimum Relative Humidity: 02:00 PM Yesterday ---- 54% TIDES: (Courtesy of NAMRIA) High Tide: 07:45 AM Today = 1.1 m Low Tide: 04:31 PM Today = 0.1 m Sunrise: Today: 05:27 AM Sunset: Today: 05:34 PM

TOP STORIES - Thursday, September 22, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)     

22 September 2022, Thursday, as of 9AM

1. PBBM at UNGA:

-Japan PM tells Marcos he wants to strengthen economic ties with Philippines

-President Marcos meets with ex-UK PM Tony Blair

-Marcos Jr.’s UNGA speech in NY raises Romualdez’s pride as Filipino

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 2. Martial Law anniversary

-No justice, no closure, say victims on 50th anniversary of Martial Law

-Imee Marcos on Martial Law: Gov’t has right to defend itself

-Martial law’s 50th year inspires artistic criticism

[GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL] ©PIA-PMU


3. COVID-19 infection

-DOH posts 1,886 new COVID cases; active infections at 27,284

-Other COVID-19 variants may enter country if border restrictions eased —Herbosa

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4. PAGASA monitoring 2 weather disturbances; Habagat, localized thunderstorms to bring cloudy skies, rains over NCR, rest of the country

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, CNN PHL] ©PIA-PMU


5. Magnitude 4.5 quake jolts Quezon, Rizal

-Some PNR trips suspended due to Quezon quake

[PhilStar, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, News5] ©PIA-PMU


6. 10 NPA rebels surrender to Metro Manila police chief

[Inquirer, PhilStar, Manila Standard] ©PIA-PMU


7. Boratong widow gets 13 years for money laundering

[PhilStar, GMA News, Manila Standard] ©PIA-PMU


 —Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—