(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 –Wednesday, April 5, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

05 April 2023, Wednesday, as of 12:00 p.m.

1. Inflation cools to 7.6 percent in March

[DZMM, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Business World, Inquirer, Rappler, News5, Daily Tribune]


2. 2022 Bar Examinations to be released and uploaded at SC website on April 14

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


3. Holy Week preparation

-Trains, railways in Metro Manila suspend ops on April 6-9, says DOTR

-PNP, PCG, LTO, DOH conduct series of inspections in bus terminals, ports, airports  

-PCG logs over 35,000 passengers in seaports on Holy Wednesday 

-Uninterrupted internet services a must this Lent — NTC  

-SLex, STAR, TPLex, Naia tollways ready for Holy Week

- 441 police service dogs are deployed in different places in the country this Holy Week

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Daily Tribune, DZBB, CNN PHL]


4. Degamo slay case update

-DOJ indicts alleged mastermind in Degamo slay

-DOJ to file charges vs. Arnie Teves ‘very soon’

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, DZMM, DZBB, CNN PHL] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/866076/doj-indicts-alleged-mastermind-in-degamo-slay/story/

5. Tulfo wants probe on rude gov’t workers, eyes ‘Anti-Taray’ bill

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


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