(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).

TOP STORIES – Wednesday, May 17, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

17 May 2023, Wednesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

 1. Degamo slay:

-Murder complaints filed vs Teves over Degamo slay

-No info on Teves’ return to PHL, expulsion from House still an option —Sec Gen

-Alleged gunman supposedly used by Teves family in Dumaguete arrested in QC

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


2. Chinese fishing boat capsizes in Indian Ocean, 5 Pinoys among 39 missing crew [Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Times, News5, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]


3. Hontiveros wants gov’t officials in cahoots with agri smugglers charged, penalized [CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, News5, Philstar, Rappler, Manila Bulletin]


4. Alleged POGO link to human trafficking in Clark sparks call for Senate probe [ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Daily Tribune, Inquirer]


5. Airport operations in the country back to normal after 2-hour airspace shutdown [DZBB, Inquirer, CNN PHL, GMA News]


6. OFWs reminded after Pinay fell to death while cleaning window in Hong Kong [CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune]


7. Australian foreign minister hopes to advance Philippine relations to strategic partnership [CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Philstar]


8. CA confirms appointments of PSG head Zagala, 48 others [Inquirer, Manila Bulletim, GMA News]


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