(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 - Tuesday, December 27, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

27 December 2022, Tuesday, as of 9AM

1. Mandatory SIM registration begins

-Server issues mar early hours of SIM registration

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2. Reported death toll due to heavy rains, floods rises to 13 —NDRRMC

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3. Philippines records 5,690 new COVID cases, 172 deaths in past week

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4. Senate to prioritize Maharlika fund, public health bills in 2023

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5. Gas, kerosene prices up; diesel down

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