(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 - Friday, September 23, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)  

23 September 2022, Friday, as of 1PM

1. Karding maintains strength; storm signals expected Friday night

[CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, News5, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU


 2. Marcos discusses agri, economy with World Bank officials in US visit

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU


 3. Peso weakening

-Economist: Peso may continue to shrink vs. dollar

-BSP: Peso weakening 'expected' over US Fed rate hikes, global risks



4. Taiwan to resume visa-free entry for Filipinos

[PhilStar, Manila Times, Daily Tribune] ©PIA-PMU


5. Masungi Georeserve dispute

-PNP to set up detachment at Masungi Georeserve in Rizal amid violent claims of ownership

-No armed encampment at Masungi Georeserve, Abalos clarifies

[Manila Bulletin, DZBB, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU


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