(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 – Sunday, February 12, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

12 February 2023, Sunday, as of 4PM

1. PBBM’s Japan trip nets PH $600-M infrastructure investment pledge

- Several PH-Japan deals 'ready to go' —DTI chief

- PBBM’s goal: Enough jobs in PH to make Filipinos stay

[Philippine Star, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, CNN Philippines, Inquirer, News5, Rappler]


2. PBBM: Gov't to review tripartite agreement with US, Japan

- AFP welcomes possible VFA between PH, Japan

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


3. Turkey-Syria quake deaths to top 50,000 —UN relief chief

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Rappler, Inquirer, Philippine Star]


4. Search continues for missing Filipina, children in quke-hit Turkey

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


5. House leadership to donate $100,000 to Turkey quake victims

[Manila Bulletin, Rappler, CNN Philippines, Inquirer, News5]


6. Writer, activist Lualhati Bautista dies at 77

[Rappler, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Philippine Star]


7. Rains expected in parts of PH due to LPA outside PAR

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]


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