(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 – Saturday, February 11, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

11 February 2023, Saturday, as of 4PM

 1. PBBM’s Japan visit

- Effects of Japan visit to be felt very soon –PBBM

- PBBM says PH, US, Japan mulling tripartite agreement

- 35 investment deals inked during PBBM’s visit to Japan

- PBBM talks with Toyota, Mitsubishi on PH car-making plans

- DOTr’s Bautista: More subway projects in partnership with JICA eyed

- Speaker eyes no placement fee for OFWs in Japan

[Philippine Star, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN Philippines, Rappler]


2. Turkey-Syria quake

- PH gov’t works to repatriate remains of Pinoy killed in Turkey quake

- PH rescue team reaches quake-hit province in Turkey

- Children rescued as Turkey-Syria quake toll nears 24,000

- UNHCR: Over 5 million may be left displaced in Syria by quake

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Philippine Star, CNN Philippines, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, DZMM & DZBB online, News5]


3. High-ranking Japan exec strongly interested in Maharlika fund

[CNN Philippines, Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]


4. Charter change

- Cha-cha last piece of the puzzle for economic growth —Romualdez

- Senators not keen on Cha-cha, says Nancy Binay

[Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, GMA News, CNN Philippines]


5. Marcos names new Customs, NTC chiefs

[Philippine Star, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN Philippines]


6. De Lima to seek bail anew as Ragos affirms recantation

[Inquirer, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]


7. Diesel, kerosene prices down next week

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer]


8. Soldier runs amok at barracks in Cagayan de Oro camp, 5 dead

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, News5, DZBB &DZRH online]


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