(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 - Sunday, January 22, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

22 January 2023, Sunday, as of 5PM

 1. Marcos calls for 'deeper compassion, solidarity' on Chinese New Year

- Philippines welcomes Chinese New Year with colorful fireworks display

- Hundreds flock to Binondo to welcome Year of the Rabbit

- No liquor, gun ban in Manila on Chinese New Year — MPD

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


 2. Marcos: WEF economic leaders regard PH as part of 'VIP Club

-Marcos touts new investment pledges from Davos trip; defends 'large' WEF delegation

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA Nes, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Sun Star]


3. Marcos says POGOs not worth it if there’s social cost to PH

[DZBB, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/858231/marcos-says-pogos-not-worth-it-if-there-s-social-cost-to-ph/story/?just_in

 4. NAIA flights resume after maintenance on CAAP power system

- Libanan’s call: Transfer half of NAIA flights to Clark by 2025

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, DZBB]


5. No plot to remove Clarita Carlos as NSA, says Bongbong Marcos

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


6. Marcos wants agri expert to head DA

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


 7. Election preparations

-Comelec to ask from Congress honoraria hike for teachers serving in 2023 polls

-After NPC ruling, Comelec vows better data security 

-Newly registered voters reach 1.1 million –Comelec

-Garcia asks PNP to speed up resolution of cases of violence against poll officers

-Comelec chair ‘very sure’ of barangay, SK polls in October

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

 8. Maharlika fund still a hot topic as House resumes sessions

-We’re working to customize Maharlika – Bongbong Marcos

-Albay solons clash on Maharlika fund as Salceda says no recall needed

-Pimentel: Recent amendments to House-approved Maharlika fund bill show lack of research

-‘Pinoys can’t wait’: Romualdez underscores urgency of MIF

[Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]



9. CHR probes surveillance of youth activists

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar] https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1719490/chr-probes-surveillance-of-youth-activists

10. Rains prevail over parts of PH due to shear line, LPA trough, amihan

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, CNN PHL]


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