(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 5:00 p.m.

 1. Cabinet/Appointments:

-Vows to combat fake news, Cheloy Garafil gets CA nod as PCO chief

-Commission confirms appointments of 3 DFA execs

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


2. Drug recycling:

-House told: 30 to 70% of seized narcotics recycled as reward to informants

-Senate panel holds 2 police officers in contempt for lying about drug involvement

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


3. Ethics panel moves to 'protect House's image' amid Teves drama [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


4. Degamo slay

-Palace: March 16, 2023 is special non-working day in Negros Oriental to grieve, honor memory of Degamo

-Slain suspect in Degamo slay ex-NPA member —police

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


5. Dominguez carnapping group members sentenced for killing car dealer Venson Evangelista [DZBB, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]


6. DOJ indicts 7 frat members over death of Adamson student due to hazing [DZMM, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Rappler, Philstar]


7. Murder raps filed vs. Bantag, Zulueta over Percy Lapid slay — DOJ [Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Rappler, GMA News]


8. Charter change push:

-Zubiri: I don't understand House rush for charter change

-Zubiri says Senate won’t be dissolved under his watch

-Rufus to sell Cha-cha to senators, says Robin invited him

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


9. Coast Guard disputes MARINA, says MT Princess Empress authorized to sail [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Rappler]


10. ASF pig cull finds BAI, Cebu province at odds

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, BusinessWorld]


11. SC allows Maria Ressa to travel abroad from March 13 to April 1 [Rappler, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


12. Single ticketing system in NCR fully implemented by end of April — MMC head Zamora [Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]


13. Remittances slip in January [Philstar, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]


14. NBI seizes fake-branded wheat flour in Manila, QC [Inquirer, CNN PHL, GMA News]


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