(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 31 May 2023) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "BETTY" {MAWAR} was estimated based on all available data at 320 km East of Itbayat, Batanes (21.2°N, 124.9°E) with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 150 km/h. It is moving North Northwestward slowly. Southwest Monsoon affecting 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 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 – Monday, February 13, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

13 February 2023, Monday, as of 9AM

1. Marcos says Japan trip gains PHL $13-B in contributions, pledges; 24k new jobs seen

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


2. PHL-Japan VFA OK if it won’t raise tensions over WPS – Marcos

-Tolentino: Possible VFA between Philippines, Japan constitutional

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


3. Philippines-Japan-US tripartite agreement still a concept, no details yet —Marcos

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


4. PBBM eyes pause on foreign trips to review investment deals

-Japanese firms interested in Maharlika fund; more investments expected — PBBM

[GMA News, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Rappler]


5. Charter change not needed to get foreign investments – Marcos

[GMA News, Inquirer, CNN PHL]


6. 8 Filipino human trafficking victims in Myanmar arrive home

[GMA News, Inquirer, DZBB]


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