(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 - Monday, January 9, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

9 January 2023, Monday, as of 9AM

1. Marcos on Feast of Black Nazarene: ‘Find new meaning’ in our passions, sufferings [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL]


2. Feast of Black Nazarene activities:

-‘Walk of Faith’ draws only a fraction of pre-pandemic Nazarene crowd

-69 receive medical attention from MMDA amid Black Nazarene activities

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, One News, Rappler, Inquirer]


3. AFP units back Centino amid talk of unrest [ABS-CBN News, News5, One News, Rappler, Inquirer]


4. President appoints former DBM official to CHR [Manila Standard, Manila Times, CNN PHL, Inquirer]


5. BOC, PDEA seize ‘shabu’ worth P13.8M, 2 suspects arrested [Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, Inquirer]


6. Trough of LPA to bring rains to VisMin —PAGASA [Inquirer, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


7. Dams stop spill but floods persist in Bulacan, Isabela, Cagayan [CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]


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