(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 04 October 2023) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "JENNY" {KOINU} was estimated based on all available data at 275 km East Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes (21.9°N, 124.2°E) with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 185 km/h. It is moving West Northwestward at 10 km/h. Southwest Monsoon affecting Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Visayas. 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 to Southwest Monsoon / Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

TOP STORIES - Friday, January 13, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

13 January 2023, Friday, as of 9AM

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Dir. Gen. Manuel Antonio Tamayo attends an inquiry conducted by the Senate Committee on Public Services on the power outage at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) that cancelled, diverted or delayed 361 flights to and from Manila on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2023. —Senate PRIB

1. Aviation glitch probe: CAAP castigated for lax security [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Inquirer]


2. Defense chief denies unrest, but admits 3-year term for officials may lead to stagnation, demoralization [CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer]


3. DFA 'not expecting anything' on issue of Marcoses Swiss accounts during Davos visit [Manila Times, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


4. Cancer fund misuse:

-DOH employee files complaint vs. higher-ups over cancer funds

-DOH says it acted in cancer patients’ ‘best interest’

[Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL]


5. Health expert hopes bivalent vaccines can help increase PHL’s COVID-19 booster uptake [CNN PHL, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


6. Supreme Court upholds inclusion of Cotabato City in Bangsamoro region [BusinessWorld, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Philstar, GMA News, CNN PHL]


7. 3 cops convicted over Quezon town mayor’s son slay [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Philstar]


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