(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 – Monday, May 08, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

8 May 2023, Monday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Sugar fiasco 2.0

-Absence of Panganiban, other guests delays 'Sugar Fiasco 2.0' Senate probe anew

-Ejercito laments lack of improvement in the sugarcane industry

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


2. Unemployment rate down, job quality improved in March

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


3. Fuel prices slashed by up to P2.70 per liter

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, GMA News, CNN PHL, Manila Times, Daily Tribune]


4. SEA Games

-PHL ranks 5th in the latest medal tally in 32nd SEA Games; 59 medals at 32nd SEA Games

-Sibol Wild Rift delivers PH's first esports gold

-Casares, Remolino make 1-3 finish in men's triathlon; Mangrobang claims silver in women's event

-House bill eyes lifetime pension, other benefits for Filipino sports champions

-SEA Games 2023: Ariana Dormitorio cops cycling silver for PH 

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


4. PNP mess

-DILG Sec. Abalos announces NAPOLCOM approves report recommending to PBBM to accept police officials’ resignation

-PNP chief reshuffles senior police officials

[Philstar, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Daily Tribune, Rappler] https://twitter.com/ABSCBNNews/status/1655481663407915008

6. LTO plans to launch a ‘digital driver’s license’

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Manila Times, CNN PHL, Daily Tribune]


7. Power outage

-Power outage hits parts of Luzon as Masinloc plant trips

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


8. PH debt stock hit yet another high at P13.86T in March 

[ABS-CBN News, Philstar, Inquirer, GMA News]


9. De Lima attends hearing on a drug-related case; No court resolution yet on her bid for temporary freedom

[ABS-CBN News, Rappler, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]


10. House resumes plenary session today

[GMA News, Inquirer, News5, CNN PHL, Rappler, DZBB] https://twitter.com/mariannenriquez/status/1655472032568705025

11. Sandiganbayan finds Sajid Ampatuan, budget officer guilty of graft, malversation

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


12. Mindoro oil spill

-Fishing ban lifted in some oil-spill affected areas in Mindoro – governor

-DSWD orders recall of canned goods given to Mindoro oil spill-affected residents

[CNN PHL, Inquirer, GMA News, News5]


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