(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 - Thursday, December 29, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

29 December 2022, Thursday, as of 9AM

1. Death toll from heavy rains, floods during holiday weekend rises to 32

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2. Low pressure area, amihan to bring more rains ahead of New Year

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3. Prices of rice, onions soar

-High prices? Don’t buy onions by the kilo – DA

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4. Ex-Customs exec is new Office of Civil Defense administrator

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5. Globe, Smart, DITO lists over 2 million SIM cards over first 2 days of registration

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6. Makabayan bloc files reso urging gov’t, NDFP to restart peace talks

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7. SC orders PhilHealth execs to return unauthorized P83-M in benefits

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


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