(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 02 June 2023) Southwest Monsoon affecting the country. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE AS OF 3:00 AM TODAY SEVERE TROPICAL STORM MAWAR {2302} (FORMERLY "BETTY") LOCATION: 945 KM NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (26.9°N, 128.3°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 95 KM/H GUSTINESS: UP TO 145 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTHEASTWARD AT 25 KM/H FOR. 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 – Wednesday, February 08, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

08 February 2023, Wednesday, as of 9AM 

1. Marcos calls on Filipinos to pay correct taxes on time [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL]


2. Major quake in Türkiye:

-PHL to send 85-person team to help quake-hit Türkiye

-2 Filipinos hurt in Türkiye after massive earthquake —DFA

-3 Filipinos missing in Türkiye after powerful quake —community leader

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


3. Philippines records first cases of COVID variants XBB.1.5, CH.1.1 [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


4. Abalos names ex-CA justice as 5th reviewer of PNP courtesy resignations [CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


5. Magnitude 5.1 quake jolts Camarines Norte — PHIVOLCS [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


6. UN rapporteur to train 35 government docs in forensics [CNN PHL, Philstar, Inquirer]


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