(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, October 06, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

6 October 2022, Thursday, as of 5PM

1. Jobless Filipinos rise to 2.68-M in August

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


2. Marcos administration performance rating:

-Controlling inflation still top concern of Filipinos —Pulse Asia

-Pulse Asia: Marcos admin receives majority approval across 11 key issues

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


3. Marcos admin raises $2B from dollar bonds sale

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


4. PHL agriculture:

-Marcos envisions PHL to become leading agricultural resource hub

-PBBM vows to strengthen agricultural sector, continue fight vs hunger

-Marcos wants to accelerate efforts to build back agricultural sector

-17M calamity-affected farmers, fisherfolk get help from DA’s Quick Response Fund

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


5. PHL railway:

-Philippines signs contracts for country’s ‘largest railway line’

-Marcos assures railway project partners: PHL will ‘maximize every resource’

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


6. Shortlist for next Press Secretary down to 3; eyes appointment early next week —Marcos

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


7. John Ivan Uy reappointed as DICT secretary; takes oath before President Marcos

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


8. Romualdez assesses PBBM’s 100 days: ‘He’s done great things’

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


9. Thailand shooting: At least 30 killed at child care center, officials say

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


 —Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—