(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 – Monday, May 08, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

8 May 2023, Monday, as of 9:00 a.m.

1. Filipino families who rate themselves as ‘poor’ steady at 51% —SWS [Bombo Radyo, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Malaya, CNN PHL, GMA News]


2. Foreign relation: 

-Marcos wishes King Charles III a long, happy reign

-Marcos off to Indonesia tomorrow for 3-day ASEAN Summit 

[GMA News, Philstar, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin]


3. Death toll in Degamo attack rises to 10 as another victim dies [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Bombo Radyo, Daily Tribune, Manila Standard, Inquirer, Philstar, Rappler]


4. Magnitude 5.3 quake hits Isabela [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


5. Maharlika Investment Fund, 10 other bills added to LEDAC —Speaker Romualdez [Manila Times, CNN PHL, GMA News]


6. DOH logs 1,920 new COVID-19 cases, highest daily total in 6 months [Bombo Radyo, Philstar, GMA News]


7. FDA warns vs fake versions of popular medicines [Malaya, Philstar, Inquirer]


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