(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 01 October 2023) Trough of a Low Pressure Area (LPA) affecting the eastern sections of Visayas and Mindanao. Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 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 LPA /Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds coming from Southwest to West will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

TOP STORIES –Tuesday, May 02, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

02 May 2023, Tuesday, as of 9:00 a.m.

1. Marcos' US visit:

-Marcos meets Joe Biden at White House

-Marcos tells Biden: ‘Only natural for PHL to look to US’ amid rising tensions in South China Sea, Taiwan

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


2. NAIA power outage:

-‘Fault current’ blamed for NAIA Terminal 3 power outage on Labor Day

-With no accommodation, stranded passengers forced to sleep at NAIA T3

-PAL adjusts flights on May 2-3 due to PHL radar system maintenance

-Senators slam airport power outage: DOTR, NAIA officials have not learned from past mistakes

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


3. Rains expected over parts of Philippines as LPA forms of Mindanao

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


4. Single-ticketing system launched in 7 cities in Metro Manila [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Philstar, Inquirer]


5. Oil sheen seen from sunken yacht off Tubbataha [CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Standard, Philstar]


6. Marcos meets with Filipino community in Washington; Protests mar event [GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar]


7. PHL won’t become military staging post —Marcos [GMA News, Philstar, Inquirer]


8. 3rd batch of Pinoy repatriates from Sudan arrive in Manila [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Daily Tribune]


9. DILG, BFP warn public as April fire incidents surge by nearly 40% [Daily Tribune, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


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