(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 13 June 2024) Easterlies affecting the eastern sections of Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: 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 Easterlies. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).


TOP STORIES – Friday, May 26, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

26 May 2023, Friday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Super Typhoon Mawan update

-Mawar further intensified, may reach peak intensity within 24 hours —PAGASA

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/weather/871211/mawar-further-intensified-may-reach-peak-intensity-in-24-hours-pagasa

2. Gov’t, LGUs prepare for TS Mawan

-Marcos: LGUs on alert, national government ready to assist in 'Mawar' response

-DBM: P18.3 billion available as calamity fund for Super Typhoon

-DSWD readies P89-M food packs, relief items in Western Visayas for ‘Mawar’

-34,000 PNP, AFP personnel ready for Mawar rescue ops

-CAAP lists airports that may potentially be affected by super typhoon Mawar

-DOH urges Filipinos to prepare for super typhoon Mawar

-Manila placed under blue alert status in preparation for typhoon 'Betty'

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

https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/05/26/2269220/marcos-lgus-alert-national-government-ready-assist-mawar-response

3. Marcos rejects proposed total deployment ban to Kuwait over visa issue

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/26/23/marcos-rejects-kuwait-total-deployment-ban

4. PHL Navy 125th anniversary

-Gov’t plans to acquire PH’s first-ever submarine; AFP recalibrates focus to external defense – Marcos

-PH Navy's 2 new fast attack crafts to be used in West PH Sea patrols: Marcos Jr.

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, News5]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1774982/bongbong-marcos-says-govt-plans-to-acquire-phs-first-ever-submarine

5. Marcos condoles with kin of 5 Filipinos who died in capsized Chinese fishing vessel; assures gov’t aid for Filipinos casualties

[GMA News. CNN PHL, DZBB, Manila Bulletin, News5, Inquirer]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/5/26/pbbm-ensures-aid-for-families-of-dead-filipinos-from-sunken-vessel-in-indian-ocean

6. West PHL Sea update

-NSC chief AΓ±o defends placement of buoys in West PH Sea

-After PH, China too defends placement of buoys in West Philippine Sea

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/871194/nsc-chief-ano-defends-placement-of-buoys-in-west-ph-sea/story/?just_in

7. Fifth suspect in Degamo slay recants testimony

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Philstar]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/26/23/lawyer-5th-suspect-in-degamo-slay-retracts-testimony

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