(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 02 October 2023) At 3:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm "JENNY" {KOINU} was estimated based on all available data at 675 km East of Aparri, Cagayan (18.8°N, 128.0°E) with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 150 km/h. It is moving Northwestward at 10 km/h. 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 to Trough of TS Jenny / 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 30, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

30 May 2023, Tuesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Typhoon Betty update

-Over 11,200 people affected by Typhoon Betty —NDRRMC

-Betty maintains strength; wind signals still raised in 9 Northern Luzon provinces

-18 trips canceled as Betty threatens PH

-No work, classes in Ilocos, 7 Cagayan towns due to Typhoon Betty 

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


2. PBBM sectoral meeting in Malacañang

-Marcos to DOF: Level playing field for businesses

-PH eyes improving VAT system amid 'poor' efficiency; DOF to review EPZ firms' tax perks, curb abuses

-PH taps IMF to study possible expansion of tax base

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


3. Marcos wants ‘vintage’ land cases to be resolved, says DAR chief

-DAR chief Estrella says Hacienda Tinang case resolved, 450 titles to be released

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


4. Maharlika Investment Fund

-Senate panel ends Maharlika bill interpellation, sets vote this week

-Pimentel seeks ‘ironclad’ provision in Maharlika bill to protect retirees’ pension fund

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


5. Saudi Arabia eyes tapping 1M Filipino workers – Ople

[CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News, News5, GMA News]


6. 29% of Pinoys say quality of life improved, 25% say it got worse —SWS

[News5, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Philstar]


7. DOJ appeals dismissal of De Lima's second drug case

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Rappler, Philstar]


8. No cover-up, only lapses in controversial October 2022 drug op —ex-PDEG chief Domingo

[CNN PHL, Rappler, GMA News]


9. House OKs creation of agriculture information system

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, Rappler]


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