(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 5PM

1. Up to P3 per liter fuel price rollback set February 7

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


2. Sibuyan mining scuffle:

-Altai voluntarily suspends Sibuyan exploration and testing operations

 -Senate inquiry into mining activities, brief scuffle in Sibuyan island sought

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, News5, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


3. BuCor files plunder, graft raps vs. Bantag, others

[DZBB, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]


4. Gov’t to investigate ENHYPEN security check incident at NAIA

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


5. Senators inspect CAAP’s air traffic management center

[DZMM, CNN PHL, Rappler, Inquirer]


6. DOJ: 2 Japanese fugitives to be deported Tuesday

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


7. LTFRB extends franchises of 25K traditional jeepneys

[DZBB, News5, Philstar, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


8. House resumes Charter Change hearing; Groups launch protests

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, News5, Rappler]


9. Congress accepts Gatchalian's resignation; Quezon lawmaker Mark Enverga named caretaker of Valenzuela’s 1st District

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


10. Power rates to go down as WESM launches Mindanao grid operations — PBBM [GMA News, inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


11. Mental health woes can be ‘cured’ in ROTC training, says Galvez

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


12. At least 118 killed as Magnitude 7.9 quake strikes central Turkey, shakes Syria [DBB, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, PhilStar, Rappler]


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