(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 – Tuesday, May 09, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

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

1. Marcos creates task force on disaster, crisis management

[ABS-CBN News Online, CNN PHL Online, News5, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Philstar]


2. Marcos leaves for Indonesia for ASEAN summit

[Malaya, PhilStar, CNN PHL Online]


3. NAPOLCOM to pursue admin raps vs. 2 PNP generals over alleged drug links

[GMA News Online, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Rappler]


4. COVID-19

-DOH logs 9,465 new COVID-19 cases, daily average 112% higher than previous week

-Make COVID-19 shot part of gov’t vaccination program –infectious disease expert

[CNN PHL Online, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Inquirer, GMA News Online]



-Muntinlupa RTC defers decision on De Lima bail petition

-De Lima’s camp hoping bail petition will be resolved before June hearing

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


6. House approves specialty centers in DOH hospitals

[ABS-CBN NEWS, Philstar, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]


7. House approves additional benefits for centenarians, including P1M on 101st birthday

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


8. 2023 SEA GAMES

-Yulo, Obiena stamp class

-EJ Obiena still SEA Games' pole vault king with three-peat, resets SEAG record

-Sailing cops three medals for Philippines as badminton, boxers inch closer to podium

[PhilStar, CNN PHL Online, GMA News Online, Rappler, ABS-CBN News Online, Inquirer]


9. DSWD to send samples of recalled canned tuna to FDA for analysis

[Manila Bulletin, Philstar, ABS-CBN News Online, Inquirer]


10. House OKs 'no permit, no exam' prohibition act

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


11. Navy names new missile-capable patrol boats after Marine Corps ‘heroes’

[Philstar, ABS-CBN News Online, Inquirer]


12. LTO, DICT to launch digital driver’s license

[PhilStar, ABS-CBN News Online, GMA News Online]


13. DOJ probes POGOs’ ‘link’ to cyber scam

[PhilStar, GMA News Online, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL Online]


14. Remulla: DOJ may dismiss one missing sabungero case

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



-Newest death in Degamo bloodbath won't affect pending cases: DOJ

-'Voluminous’ evidence vs Rep Teves in killings of Degamo, 9 others – Sec Remulla

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


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