(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 04 October 2023) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "JENNY" {KOINU} was estimated based on all available data at 275 km East Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes (21.9°N, 124.2°E) with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 185 km/h. It is moving West Northwestward at 10 km/h. Southwest Monsoon affecting Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Visayas. 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 Southwest Monsoon / Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

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

[PhilStar, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Times, Manila Standard, ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, News5] ©PIA-PMU


 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

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


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—