(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, January 3, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

3 January 2023, Tuesday, as of 5PM

 1. Bongbong Marcos departs for China for 3-day state visit

-Marcos to discuss PHL-China ‘political-security’ issues with Xi

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


2. PHL airspace shutdown:

-2 Senate resos filed seeking probe into NAIA air traffic mess

-CAAP welcomes possible Senate probe on airspace shutdown

-PAL says hubs nationwide 'transitioning to normalcy'

-DMW assists 3K stranded OFWs at NAIA after air navigation glitch

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


3. Philippine outstanding debt slightly up at P13.64 trillion in November [Inquirer, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


4. Quiapo Church issues guidelines for Nazareno 2023 [CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


5. DOH: Fireworks injuries now at 262; 42 percent higher than 2021

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


6. MRT3 implements provisional service from North Avenue to Shaw Boulevard Station

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


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