(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 28 May 2023) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "BETTY" {MAWAR} was estimated based on all available data at 825 km East of Northern Luzon (17.1°N, 129.5°E), with maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 215 km/h. It is moving West Northwestward at 20 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. 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 Trough of TY BETTY / Southwesterly Windflow. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Moderate to Strong winds coming from West to Southwest will prevail with Moderate to Rough seas / (2.5 to 5.0 meters).

TOP STORIES – Sunday, April 02, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

02 April 2023, Sunday, as of 4:00 p.m.


- Marcos’ Holy Week message to Catholics: Be better agents of change, conveyors of truth

- Pope Francis to preside over Palm Sunday after hospital stay

- PNP to deploy over 77,800 cops to secure Holy Week, Ramadan celebrations

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer] https://www.cnnphilippines.com/lifestyle/2023/4/2/bongbong-marcos-holy-week-2023-message.html

2. Marcos vows to fix maritime issues after UK reaffirmed recognition of Pinoy sailors

[GMA News, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/865777/marcos-vows-to-fix-maritime-issues-after-uk-reaffirmed-recognition-of-pinoy-sailors/story/?just_in

3. Escudero: New Maharlika bill version has better chance for approval

[CNN PHL, Philstar, GMA News, Inquirer] https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/04/02/2256249/new-maharlika-bill-version-has-better-chance-approval-senator

4. PCG, Japanese ship begin ‘bagging' ops to stop leaks from MT Princess Empress

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, NN PHL]



- No more bodies recovered from ill-fated ferry in Basilan

- BARMM lawmakers seek own inquiry into Basilan sea mishap

- More than P700K in aid given to Basilan ferry fire victims –Galvez

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer] https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/4/1/No-more-bodies-recovered-from-ill-fated-ferry-in-Basilan-.html


- Teves still won’t come home, says lawyer

- Teves lawyer slams ‘striptease’ release of information

- Lawyer of suspect tagged in Degamo slay claims NBI barred him from seeing client

[Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, Philstar]https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1751344/teves-still-wont-come-home-says-lawyer

7. Alyssa Valdez named captain of SEA Games squad

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Philstar] https://www.philstar.com/sports/2023/04/02/2256300/alyssa-valdez-named-captain-sea-games-squad

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