(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 – Wednesday, March 15, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

15 March 2023, Wednesday, as of 9:00 a.m.

1. Philippine government seeks suspension of ICC drug war probe [Rappler, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


2. Palace reminds public of 5-day break in April as nation observes Holy Week, Araw ng Kagitingan [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]


3. PAGASA announces end of La Niña [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


4. House OKs constitutional convention bill on final reading

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


5. House panel lifts contempt order vs cold storage facility execs

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


6. COVID-19 pandemic:

-Delivery of COVID-19 bivalent jabs facing ‘slight delay’—DOH

-15.3M doses of COVID-19 vaccines expiring in next 7 months

-DOH tallies 983 new COVID-19 cases from March 6 to 12

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


7. PHL, US to hold first live-fire exercises in West PHL Sea at largest ever war games [GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times]


8. Mindoro oil spill:

-Senators to ask PBBM who will orchestrate gov’t response to oil spill

-DOH: 122 people fall sick due to oil spill in Oriental Mindoro

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]


9. Bill giving president powers to suspend PhilHealth premiums hike OK’d in 2nd reading [GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]


10. Bersamin says resignation rumors part of 'black propaganda' [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News]


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