(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 31 May 2023) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "BETTY" {MAWAR} was estimated based on all available data at 320 km East of Itbayat, Batanes (21.2°N, 124.9°E) with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 150 km/h. It is moving North Northwestward slowly. Southwest Monsoon affecting 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 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).

Thursday, May 11, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

11 May 2023, Thursday as of 5:00 p.m.

1. PHL economy grows slower by 6.4% in Q1 2023 [DZBB, Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, Philstar, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


2. Teves camp eyes legal action if gov't pushes through with passport cancellation [Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL]


3. Degamo slay probe:

-Witness who implicates another individual in Degamo slay case surfaces at NBI

-Degamos also involved in illegal activities, former employees claim

-Henry Teves’ aide accuses Siaton mayor of harassment after Senate hearing; Diaz refutes claims

[CNN PHL, GMA News, Rappler, Inquirer]


4. Meralco hikes May electricity rate by P0.17 per kWh [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, News5, Philstar, Rappler, Inquirer]


5. At ASEAN, Marcos urges parties to abide by UNCLOS to prevent conflict in South China Sea [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]


6. Philippines, Vietnam to expand relations beyond rice trade

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


7. Kuwait temporarily suspends visas for Filipinos [Daily Tribune, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL]


8. CAAP warns pilots of possible debris from China rocket launch [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]


9. SC gives status quo ante order over Rosal disqualification case

[ABS-CBN News, Daily Tribune, Philstar, Manila Times]


10. Pinoy boxer who collapses after winning match dies [Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News]


11. SEA Games:

-Josh Arcilla captures PHL's first SEA Games gold in men's singles soft tennis

-Gilas Women crush Cambodia to open SEA Games three-peat bid

-Young Azkals bow out of SEA Games campaign

[DZBB, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, Rappler]


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