(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 –Monday, May 01, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

01 May 2023, Monday, as of 4PM


- Marcos to DOTr chief: Fix power failure at NAIA Terminal 3 ASAP

- MIAA apologizes for the Labor Day power outage

- At least 9,000 passengers affected by NAIA delayed, cancelled flights

- DOTR taps NICA to probe latest NAIA outage

- Meralco confirms power at NAIA T3 fully restored

[CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, News5PH, Manila Bulletin]



- Marcos on Labor Day vows to address workers’ woes, uplift living conditions

- Duterte vows DepEd to prepare Filipino youth for 'better, more decent' work

- Labor Day protests: Calls for livable wage, protection of trade union rights

- Over P1.8 billion given to workers on Labor Day - DOLE

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


3. Marcos back in the United States for week-long official visit

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Philstar] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/01/23/marcos-back-in-us-for-weeklong-official-visit

4. PH won’t be ‘staging post’ for any military action — Marcos

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


5. Marcos brings up Ayungin near-collision with Chinese authorities

- Marcos: PH to propose ‘fishing rights map’ to China after near-collision in WPS

- DOTr: PCG will not be deterred after near crash with China vessels

- PCG backs proposed joint patrols with US amid China's West PH Sea aggression

- Stop provocative acts in West Philippine Sea, US tells China

[CNN PHl, Rappler, Philstar, GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/01/23/marcos-brings-up-ayungin-near-collision-with-beijing

6. Marcos hints tapping candidates in 2022 polls for Cabinet posts  [Inquirer, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, GMA News] 


7. Marcos says no need yet for mandatory face mask policy

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/868579/marcos-says-no-need-yet-for-mandatory-face-mask-policy/story

8. DFA: More Filipino evacuees from Sudan to arrive in Philippines this week 

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, GMA News] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/01/23/more-pinoy-evacuees-from-sudan-to-arrive-in-ph-this-week

9. Seven suspected NPAs killed in Northern Samar clash —military

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar]


10. Gasoline, diesel, kerosene prices down over P1/liter Tuesday

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, News5PH] https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/companies/868595/gasoline-diesel-kerosene-prices-down-over-p1-liter-tuesday/story/

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