(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 - Monday, October 31, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

31 October 2022, Monday, as of 4PM

1. Nationwide state of calamity due to ‘Paeng’ not necessary — Marcos

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


2. 'Welcome to Hokkaido!' Marcos cracks joke at Japan trip rumor during Paeng onslaught

[GMA News, Rappler, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News]  ©PIA-PMU


3. Paeng re-intensifies into severe tropical storm, Signal No. 1 up in 14 areas

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


4. Paeng aftermath:

- Death toll from ‘Paeng’ rises to 98 —NDRRMC

- Agricultural damage due to Paeng now P435.4 million 

- DSWD: Individuals affected by Paeng reach 2.1M

- Paeng displaces thousands in Metro Manila

- Paeng sinks 3 decommissioned PH Navy ships

- Several flights cancelled due to bad weather

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5PH, CNN PHL, Manila Times, Philstar, Rappler] ©PIA-PMU  https://interaksyon.philstar.com/trends-spotlights/2022/10/31/233074/death-toll-from-paeng-rises-to-98-ndrrmc/

5. Relief operations: 

- Marcos ensures assistance for typhoon victims

- DSWD releases P23.3-M typhoon aid, calls for  volunteers for relief ops

- House raises P35-M donations, pledges

- NGCP power restoration in full swing 

- Abalos denies national government neglected Mindanao amid Paeng

- DOH allocates P31 million in medicines, supplies for Paeng-hit areas

- Telcos offer free calls, WiFi, charging services in Paeng-hit areas

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, GMA News, News5PH, Philstar, DZBB, DZRH] ©PIA-PMU


6. LGUs told to prepare as 'Queenie' intensifies into tropical storm

[CNN PHL, Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, Philstar]  ©PIA-PMU https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/10/31/2220563/lgus-told-prepare-queenie-intensifies-tropical-storm

7. Undas message: Marcos wishes Filipinos healing, lives of purpose and no regrets

- Manila cemeteries reopen; visitors reminded of health protocols

- PNP on full alert, says no threat ahead of Undas

- PNP: 192,000 cops on duty for Undas 2022

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


8. Percy Lapid case: 

-Police deny coordination lapses after death of 'middleman' in

-Bantag prefers death to prison; Mabasas lament ‘smear job’

[GMA News, News5PH OneNews]©PIA-PMU


9. Pump prices down for second straight week Tuesday

[GMA News, CNN PHL, Philstar, ABS-CBN News]  ©PIA-PMU https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/849849/pump-prices-down-for-second-straight-week-tuesday/story/

10. BSP sees inflation's peak in October, likely offering a reprieve

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Philstar, ABS-CBN News]  ©PIA-PMU https://www.philstar.com/business/2022/10/31/2220556/bsp-sees-inflations-peak-october-likely-offering-reprieve

—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—