(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 30, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

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

1. PBBM flies to US for 4-day visit, meeting with Biden

- PBBM eyes stronger PH-US ties in Washington visit

- PBBM hopes to secure greater economic engagement with US

- US expects business engagement, military enhancements from Biden-Marcos summit

[Manila Bulletin, GMA News, CNN Philippines, ABS-CBN News, Philippine Star, Inquirer]


2. VP Sara is country's caretaker while PBBM is in foreign visits

[Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, CNN Philippines]


3. PBBM: Workers' welfare is our top priority 

- PBBM: Gov't strengthening economy, education sector to provide jobs

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


4. Labor Day observance

- PNP deploying nearly 60,000 cops for Labor Day security

- DOLE opens 2023 Job Fair ahead of Labor Day

- PBBM leads distribution of gov’t assistance in celebration of Labor Day  

[GMA News, CNN Philippines, Inquirer, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News]


5. US stands with PH on WPS incident; Australia calls for peace, stability

[Philippine Star, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, CNN Philippines, Inquirer]


6. First batch of Filipino from Sudan back home, hundreds more expected soon

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


7. 3 dead, 2 still missing after foreign ships collide off Corregidor Island —PCG

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin]


8. Dive yacht sinks off Palawan; 28 rescued, four still missing

[ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippines, GMA News, Inquirer, Philippine Star]


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