(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 – Saturday, May 13, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

13 May 2023, Saturday, as of 4:00 p.m.

1. Kuwait visa suspension

- Gov’t vows to protect Pinoy workers in Kuwait after visa freeze

- PH officials to visit Kuwait to clarify suspension of new entry visa issuance

- PH gov’t firm on legality of shelters for OFWs in Kuwait

- DFA: Kuwait suspension applies to new entry visas

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


2. Marcos seeks talks with Vietnam to avoid maritime disputes

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


3. Marcos orders gov't agencies to look into concerns of ‘Malaya lolas’

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


4. Marcos issues EO for management of Malacañang Heritage Mansions

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


5. CHR welcomes De Lima’s acquittal, hopes for speedy resolution of her last case

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, Philippine Star]


6. Local transmission of Omicron subvariant 'Arcturus' is 'likely' –DOH

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


7. DOH reminds public to stay alert amid lifting of public health emergency on monkeypox

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


8. DA sets guidelines for biofertilizer rollout to avoid repeat of fertilizer fund scam

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


9. NPC investigating potential GCash data breach

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


10. NAIA logs highest number of passengers since pandemic 

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


11. Oil prices expected to increase next week

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


12. PAGASA warns heat index may go above 40°C in areas across PH Saturday

- Heat index in Legazpi City soars to 50°C, highest so far this year

[Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Star]


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