(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 – Monday, March 6, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

06 March 2023, Monday, as of 9AM

1. Transport strike:

-Transport strike pushes through, LGUs offer 'libreng sakay'; PNP on alert

-Several transport groups not joining week-long nationwide strike — Palace

-MMDA lifts number coding– but only on March 6

[Inqurier, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, News5, One News, Philstar, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


2. Degamo slay case:

-Abalos vows to seek justice for slain Negros Oriental governor

-Army confirms 3 suspects in Degamo killing are ex-soldiers

-Suspect killed, 3 nabbed in governor’s assassination

-5th suspect in murder of Negros Oriental governor nabbed

-Cops hunt for 8 more suspects in Degamo killing

[ABS-CBN News, Cebu Daily News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Rappler, Philstar]


3. Mindoro oil spill:

-DOH gives medical help to Oriental Mindoro communities amid oil spill threat

-Oriental Mindoro bans poso use, Pola imposes curfew amid oil spill

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


4. Magnitude 5.3 quake jolts Davao de Oro —PHIVOLCS [Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


5. BOC seizes P100-M smuggled onions, sugar [Abante, Philstar, Inquirer]


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