(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 –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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