(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 – Wednesday, May 31, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

31 May 2023, Wednesday, as of 5:00 p.m.


1. Maharlika Investment Fund

-Marcos assures public: State pension funds out in Maharlika

-NEDA’s Balisacan: Maharlika fund won’t increase PH debt

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


2. Degamo successor Guido Reyes dies; VG Sagarbarria takes place

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


3. PHL debt balloons to record high P13.91T as of end-April 2023

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


4. Marcos to Inday Sara on her 45th birthday: Ignore the ‘tambaloslos’

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]


5. Oriental Mindoro radio broadcaster shot dead; TF formed

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


6. Appointment

-DOTr names comms exec Hector Villacorta as LTO officer-in-charge

-Ex-DOTr chief, 85 other AFP officers secure CA nod

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


7. BSP expects May inflation to cool down further to 5.8% or stay at 6.6%

[Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]


8. PBBM tells VP Sara: Don’t mind shameless people

[GMA News, Manila Times, Inquirer]


9. Court of Tax Appeals affirms acquittal Ressa and Rappler of their tax evasion cases

[Rappler, CNN PHL, Philstar]


10. DOJ, EU agency to establish working arrangements vs transnational crimes

[GMA News, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]


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