(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 04 October 2023) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "JENNY" {KOINU} was estimated based on all available data at 275 km East Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes (21.9°N, 124.2°E) with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 185 km/h. It is moving West Northwestward at 10 km/h. Southwest Monsoon affecting Central Luzon, 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 Southwest Monsoon / Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

TOP STORIES – Friday, March 17, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

17 March 2023, Friday, as of 9:00 a.m.

1. Marcos asks military: Be 'peacemakers' in new gov't approach vs. rebels [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL]


2. Degamo laid to rest, supporters cry for justice [Inquirer, Rappler, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


3. CIDG-NCR chief, 12 others axed for robbery extortion [Bombo Radyo, Inquirer, Manila Times, Philstar, SunStar, Daily Tribune]


4. SWS: 69% of unvaccinated Pinoys remain skeptical over COVID-19 vaccine [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News]


5. Charter change:

-Rodriguez to Zubiri on Cha-cha: Give us some good faith

-Padilla pushes for 'con-ass' to amend Constitution

-Padilla: We are 'obligated' to push for Cha-cha despite criticisms

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


6. Marawi to hold plebiscites on the creation of 2 new barangays after 2017 siege [Manila Bulletin, Philstar, CNN PHL]


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