(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 01 October 2023) Trough of a Low Pressure Area (LPA) affecting the eastern sections of Visayas and Mindanao. Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 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 LPA /Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds coming from Southwest to West will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

TOP STORIES – Monday, February 20, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

20 February 2023, Monday, as of 9AM

1. Wreckage of Cessna plane found near Mayon crater [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, One News, Philstar, Rappler, Inquirer]


2. Aparri vice mayor, 5 aides slain in ambush [CNN PHL, GMA News, Rappler, Manila Bulletin, Philstar]


3. Palace to probe circulation of fake memo on salary cuts for Turkey aid [GMA News, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar]


4. Filipino mom, her 3 children found dead in Türkiye quake aftermath [Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL]


5. Weather updates:

-LPA, northeast monsoon, shear line to cause rain over PHL

-Residents in flood-stricken areas in CARAGA rescued, evacuated

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


6. North Korea fires 2 ballistic missiles toward Sea of Japan [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, ABS-CBN News]


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