(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 28 May 2023) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "BETTY" {MAWAR} was estimated based on all available data at 825 km East of Northern Luzon (17.1°N, 129.5°E), with maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 215 km/h. It is moving West Northwestward at 20 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. 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 Trough of TY BETTY / Southwesterly Windflow. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Moderate to Strong winds coming from West to Southwest will prevail with Moderate to Rough seas / (2.5 to 5.0 meters).

TOP STORIES - Thursday, January 26, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

26 January 2023, Thursday, as of 5PM

People flock to stalls and shops in Divisoria, Manila on December 17, 2022. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News/FILE
1. Philippine economy exceeds target, grows 7.6 percent in 2022

[ABS-CBN News, BusinessMirror, PhilStar, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Interaksyon]


2. ADB approves $500 million loan to help boost Philippines' labor market

[GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, PhilStar]


3. PHL trade deficit swelled by 38% in 2022

[GMA News, BusinessMirror, Inquirer]


4. House panel begins public consultation on Cha-cha

-Makabayan bloc: Absurd to push for Cha-cha amid economic crisis

-1987 Charter was ‘inspired’ by EDSA, framer Monsod reminds House panel

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


5. Slain Kuwait OFW’s remains to be brought home Friday evening

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


6. Tulfo bill seeks free funeral services for indigent families

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


7. Pets allowed on LRT-2 trains from Feb. 1

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


8. Widow of activist killed in 'Bloody Sunday' raid appeals junked murder rap vs cops

[Manila Bulletin, PhilStar, DZBB, DZMM]


9. Bomb threat hits another Quezon City school

[GMA News, Inquirer, DZBB, ABS-CBN News]


10. Chopped hands, list of 22 persons linked to illegal drugs found in Bacolod

[PhilStar, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer]


11. Monde Nissin to buy 15% stake in Figaro Coffee Group

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


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