(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 27 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 95 km East of Baler, Aurora (15.6°N, 122.5°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 170 km/h. It is moving North Northeastward at 10 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: 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 Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

TOP STORIES - Tuesday, January 31, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

31 January 2023, Tuesday, as of 9AM

1. Marcos visits wake of slain OFW

-Marcos to slain OFW’s family: ‘Kami na ang tutupad ng pangarap ninyo’

-Tulfo slams claim that kin of slain OFW accepted 'blood money'

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


2. SWS: 49% of Filipinos say quality of life will improve in 2023

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


3. Philippine education:

-DepEd launches ‘MATATAG’ agenda to resolve challenges in basic education

-DepEd identifies challenges in basic education through BER 2023

-Duterte tells teachers: ‘Hindi po namin kayo pababayaan’

-Marcos vows upgrade of schools, teachers

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


 4. Maharlika fund

-Economic managers brief senators on Maharlika fund

-Poe, Angara back proposal to sell gov’t assets for Maharlika fund

-Think tank says PHL may benefit from wealth fund, but flags political risks

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


5. 8 new appointees to Marawi Compensation Board inducted

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


6. After airport fiasco, JFC pitches transport safety board anew

[Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Business Mirror]


7. COVID-19 infection

-DOH: New COVID-19 cases on Jan. 23-29 down 36% from previous week

-WHO: COVID-19 still a public health emergency of international concern

-COVAX to donate bivalent jabs to Philippines

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar]


8. 16 hurt as LPG tank explodes inside Manila laundry shop

[Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, News5, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News]


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