(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 - Wednesday, September 21, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring) 

21 September 2022, Wednesday, as of 9AM

1. President Marcos at UN General Assembly: 

-Marcos confident Philippines a 'moderately prosperous country' by 2040

-Marcos seeks world cooperation, investments to boost food security in PHL

-Marcos urges big economies to help fight climate change

-Marcos says rules-based international order important

-Amid WPS rift, Marcos underscores Philippines is a 'friend to all and enemy to none'

-Marcos hopes for an end to Asian hate, racism

-Philippines bats for seat in United Nations Security Council

[BusinessWorld, Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Philstar, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU


2. Martial law anniversary: 

-Activities mark 50 years since martial law

-‘Never again’ echoes in New York protests against Marcos

-Move on or remember? Senators clash over martial law's 50th anniversary

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, News5, One News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, Philstar] ©PIA-PMU


3. ADB keeps PHL growth forecast at 6.5%; inflation outlook up to 5.3% [GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, Philstar] ©PIA-PMU


4. COVID-19 pandemic: 

-IATF set to discuss PHL COVID-19 border measures —DOH 

-DOH not yet seeing end of COVID-19 pandemic 

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


5. NSA chief ‘willing to change mind’ on institutionalizing NTF-ELCAC [GMA News, News5, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU


6. Davao student dies from hazing; 8 nabbed [CNN PHL, GMA News, Philstar] ©PIA-PMU


7. CA says 2017 search on Lottie Manalo’s house illegal [Business Mirror, Rappler, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU


8. PAGASA monitoring LPA off Central Luzon [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU


—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—