(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 – Monday, March 20, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

20 March 2023, Monday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Alleged main player in Degamo slay surrenders [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, DZBB, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar]


2. Teves cases:

-Teves failed to face House ethics probe via video conference

-House gives Teves of 24 hours to report for work physically

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


3. Oil spill from Oriental Mindoro reaches Verde Island in Batangas City [DZBB, News5, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL]


4. Gasoline, diesel, kerosene prices down Tuesday [DZBB, Inquirer, Manila Times, News5, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


5. Philippines external debt hits record high $111.3 billion in 2022 [Business Mirror, BusinessWorld, Philstar]


6. 401 PDLs released by BuCor [Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]


7. Charter change:

-Padilla to resign from PDP-Laban if it will not support Charter change

-Padilla: Rep. Rodriguez invitation deferred due to inter-parliamentary courtesy

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


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