(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 02 June 2023) Southwest Monsoon affecting the country. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE AS OF 3:00 AM TODAY SEVERE TROPICAL STORM MAWAR {2302} (FORMERLY "BETTY") LOCATION: 945 KM NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (26.9°N, 128.3°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 95 KM/H GUSTINESS: UP TO 145 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTHEASTWARD AT 25 KM/H FOR. 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 Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Moderate to Strong winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with Moderate to Rough seas (1.2 to 2.8 meters).

TOP STORIES - Sunday, November 27, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES  (from online news monitoring)

27 November 2022, Sunday, as of 3PM

1. Marcos to CA: Reconsider suspending Meralco-San Miguel power deal

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune] ©PIA-PMU https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/11/27/22/marcos-to-ca-reconsider-tro-vs-meralco-san-miguel-power-deal

2. Sandro calls out ‘red onions statement’ as fake news; Baguilat apologizes

[Manila Bulletin, News5, Inquirer ]©PIA-PMU  https://twitter.com/News5PH/status/1596744055114768385

3. Former VP Robredo returns to PH after weeks in US

[Inquirer, News5, ABS-CBN News]©PIA-PMU https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/27/22/former-vp-robredo-returns-to-ph-after-weeks-in-us

4. COVID-19 updates:

- DOH: 1,874 new COVID-19 infections logged, active tally hits 18,348

- OCTA: Omicron subvariant BQ.1 may cause spike in COVID-19 cases, positivity rate

- Public told not to be complacent vs Omicron subvariant BQ.1

[Manila Bulletin, OneNews, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/852736/doh-1-874-new-covid-


5. Magnitude 5.2 quake recorded offshore Cortes, Surigao del Sur

[GMA News, Inquirer, News5PH]©PIA-PMU   https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/science/852763/magnitude-5-2-quake-recorded-offshore-cortes-surigao-del-sur/story/

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