(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 – Thursday, February 09, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

09 February 2023, Thursday, as of 9AM

1. Marcos' visit to Japan

-Marcos seeks to revitalize ‘dormant’ PH-Japan ties

-Marcos: No formal talks yet on possible VFA with Japan

-Marcos on Tokyo meetings: Very specific, each has purpose

[CNN PHL, One News, Philstar, BusinessMirror, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, GMA News, Inquirer, News5]


2. Marcos administration gets 'excellent' grade in SWS satisfaction survey

[GMA News, Inquirer, PhilStar, ABS-CBN News]


3. SC junks graft charges vs. Enrile, others over coco levy fund use

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


4. Major quake in Türkiye

-Turkish leader admits ‘shortcomings’ as quake toll tops 15,000

-Pinoys in quake-hit Türkiye start receiving aid; 2 confirmed hurt —embassy

-Pinay recovered from rubble of Türkiye quake: Filipino community

[One News, Malaya, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, PhilStar]


5. Two other Japanese fugitives in 'Luffy' case deported

-Deportation of Japanese fugitives not because of Tokyo visit — Marcos

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


6. PHL appeals resumption of probe by ICC on deaths during illegal drugs operations

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


7. VP Duterte assumes presidency of Southeast Asian education organization

-Sara Duterte urges ASEAN leaders to 'act now' to resolve education issues

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer]


8. DTI releases new SRP for basic commodities

[Business World, Malaya, GMA News, Business Mirror]


9. Hontiveros wants SOGIESC bill returned to original panel; Senate majority voted against senator’s bid

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


10. Robin Padilla wants con-ass to amend economic provisions of 1987 Constitution

-Marcos: Constitution remains 'dynamic, flexible, capable of change'

-Romualdez: Charter change move to secure foreign capital for dev’t projects

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, PhilStar]


11. DOJ set to resolve murder charges vs. Bantag, others for killings of Percy Lapid, ‘middleman’

[Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, News5]


12. PSC reaches out to Obiena amid financial concerns

[News5, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin]


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