(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 19 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 135 km West Southwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.1°N, 120.0°E). Meanwhile, another LPA was estimated based on all available data at 880 km East of Eastern Visayas (11.1°N, 133.8°E). 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to Moderate winds coming from Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).


Friday, December 23, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

23 December 2022, Friday, as of 9AM

1. Marcos declares Dec. 26 as special non-working day

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/12/22/december-26-2022-special-non-working-day.html

2. Marcos calls on LGUs to set up common fireworks areas for New Year

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/12/22/marcos-lgu-firework-displays-injuries.html

3. Marcos names ex-SC associate justice Tinga as DBP chair

[Inquirer, GMA News, CNN PHL] ©PIA-PMU

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1708007/marcos-jr-names-ex-sc-justice-tinga-as-dbp-chair

4. Manila court issues release order for activist Reina Mae Nasino, 2 others

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

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2022/12/23/2232733/nasino-2-others-post-surety-bail

5. COVID-19 infection

-Philippines posts 1,031 new COVID-19 cases

-Metro Manila’s 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate drops

[PhilStar, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/855235/philippines-posts-1-031-new-covid-19-cases/story/

6. Basilan court finds alleged Spanish terrorist guilty of illegal firearm possession

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1707980/basilan-court-finds-alleged-spanish-terrorist-guilty-of-illegal-possession-of-firearm

7. MMDA allows provincial buses on EDSA from December 24-January 2,2023

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/855247/mmda-allows-provincial-buses-on-edsa-from-december-24-january-2-2023/story/

—Philippine Information Agency | PIA Monitoring Unit—