(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 3, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

03 March 2023, Friday, as of 5PM

1. Marcos lauds new PHL-Japan railway package; vows better transport system [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


2. Weeklong transport strike next week:

-MMDA, NCR LGUs to offer free rides during transport strike

-Weeklong jeepney strike to push through, groups split

-Senate: Transport execs 'not ready' for jeepney modernization

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


3. School setup next week:

-DepEd says no class suspension for weeklong transport strike

-Marikina orders alternative learning amid transpo strike

-UP orders temporary shift to online class, work

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


4. Oriental Mindoro town under state of calamity due to oil spill [DZBB, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


5. Hazing:

-DOJ junks obstruction case vs. father of Salilig hazing suspect

-PNP vows justice for Adamson student who died of hazing

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


6. Lawmakers warn vs ROTC revival following new hazing death [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


7. Marcos graces cable congress, seeks private sector’s help to quickly digitalize government [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


8. Makati lifts closure order vs Smart main office [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


9. ‘Misdeclared’ sugar worth P150M found at Subic port [CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer]


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