(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 - Wednesday, January 11, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

11 January 2023, Wednesday, as of 9AM

1. SC voids 2005 joint oil exploration deal among PHL, China, Vietnam [Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL]


2. Palace: Faustino knew change of leadership in AFP [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]


3. Marcos vows speedy distribution of land titles to farmer beneficiaries [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]


4. COVID-19 infection:

-Philippines records 332 new COVID-19 cases; active tally at 11,856

-COVID-19 cases may hit 700 by February if new variant enters —DOH

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


5. Weather update:

-11 dead from LPA rains, floods —NDRRMC

-Weekend LPA leaves over 200M in damage to infrastructure, agriculture

-Romualdez, Tingog party-list aid Davao Norte flood victims

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


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