(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 02 June 2023) Southwest Monsoon affecting the country. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE AS OF 3:00 AM TODAY SEVERE TROPICAL STORM MAWAR {2302} (FORMERLY "BETTY") LOCATION: 945 KM NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (26.9°N, 128.3°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 95 KM/H GUSTINESS: UP TO 145 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTHEASTWARD AT 25 KM/H FOR. 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 Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Moderate to Strong winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with Moderate to Rough seas (1.2 to 2.8 meters).

TOP STORIES – Tuesday, April 25, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

25 April 2023, Tuesday, as of 9:00 a.m.

1. Air force plane crashes; 2 pilots rescued [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Inquirer]


2. El Niño:

-NDRRMC assembles team to address effects of El Niño

-President Marcos vows sufficient irrigation during dry spell

-Farmers: Rice, veggie prices to spike with El Niño; gov’t fixing water supply

[Inquirer, Manila Standard, Manila Times, Philstar, CNN PHL]


3. High heat index:

-President ‘carefully studying’ school break return to April-May

-Pimentel bats for ‘work break’ for outdoor workers amid high heat index

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Philstar, Manila Standard]


4. VP Duterte: Target 100% of Filipino youth are in school [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]


5. Philippines logs 3,148 COVID-19 cases from April 17 to 23 [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Philstar]


6. DICT assessing possible SIM registration extension [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin]


7. 130 guilty verdicts of Sajid Ampatuan final and executory —Sandiganbayan [CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Malaya]


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