(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 - Monday, February 06, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

06 February 2023, Monday, as of 9AM

1. Chinese Coast Guard vessels shadow PHL Navy warship near Mischief Reef —PCG

[Manila Times, Philstar, Remate, ABS-CBN News]


2. Romblon mining violations:

-DENR cites mining firm for violations on Sibuyan Island

-Mining company denies 'illegal operations' on Sibuyan Island

-PPA wants mining company to explain 'illegal' port on Sibuyan Island

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer]


3. LTFRB okays additional 100,000 Grab vehicles

[RMN News, GMA News, Inquirer]


4. DOH logs 36 new COVID-19 cases, lowest daily tally since March 2020 [Manila Standard, RMN News, GMA News]


5. DOH reports 14,970 HIV cases [Philstar, Inquirer]


6. Davao de Oro earthquake infra damage breaches P21M mark

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Daily Tribune, Inquirer]


7. Fire hits commercial property in Sucat, ParaƱaque

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News]


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