(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 6, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

6 December 2022, Tuesday, as of 9AM

1. Inflation surges to 8.0% in November [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, DZBB, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU


2. 2023 national budget:

-Congress ratifies proposed 2023 budget after bicam approval

-Bicam restores NTF-ELCAC budget, P150-M confidential fund for DepEd

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


3. Sovereign weatlh fund:

-Senators push for public consultation on Maharlika wealth fund bill

-Business groups voice concern over Maharlika Wealth Fund

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


4. Philippines records 7,731 new COVID cases, 134 deaths in past week [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU


5. Senate to conduct probe on non-disclosure of vaccine procurement contracts [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, GMA News, CNN PHL] ©PIA-PMU


6. PHL Virology Institute Bill approved on third and final reading [Inquirer, Philstar, CNN PHL] ©PIA-PMU


7. Marcos seeks stronger ties with Mauritania, Laos, and Mongolia

[Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL] ©PIA-PMU


8. Bantag shows up at Percy Lapid slay probe; wants DOJ prosecutors to inhibit [Inquirer, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News] ©PIA-PMU


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