(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 - Saturday, October 29, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring) 

29 October 2022, Saturday, as of 4PM

1. Cyclone track, onslaught: 

-11 areas under Signal No. 3; 'Paeng' about to make 5th landfall over Batangas

-Paeng threatens Metro Manila, Cavite, Bataan

-Magat, Bustos dams open gate amid Storm Paeng's rains

-Marikina River on second alarm

-Ferry runs aground off Bohol due to STS 'Paeng'

-124 cancelled flight in NAIA due to 'Paeng'

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


2. Philippine officials revise 'Paeng' death toll down to 40 [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, Philstar] ©PIA-PMU


3. Gov't response: 

-Marcos leads NDRRMC meeting amid storm

-NDRRMC recommends national state of calamity due to ‘Paeng’

-Marcos urges affected residents, travelers to take precautions amid Paeng

-STS Paeng ‘disheartening’, but VP Sara assures Pinoys of gov’t aid

[Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Philstar, PTV, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


4. Manila cemeteries closed due to Paeng [Radyo Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Philstar] ©PIA-PMU


5. Marcos Jr. signs EO allowing voluntary use of face masks [Inquirer, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL] ©PIA-PMU


6. Percy Lapid slay: 

-‘Middleman’ in Percy Lapid slay died of ‘plastic bag suffocation’ —forensic expert Fortun

-Fortun: Shabu found in alleged Percy Lapid middleman's urine

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


7. US Vice President Kamala Harris to visit Philippines in November [CNN PHL, BusinessWorld, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Rappler] ©PIA-PMU


8. New oil price cuts: diesel 60-95c, gas 30-60c [ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Manila Standard] ©PIA-PMU


—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—