(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, 7 June 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

07 June 2023, Wednesday, as of 9:00 a.m.


-Maharlika bill likely to reach Malacanang this week —Villanueva

-SSS, GSIS can invest in same projects funded by Maharlika – Villanueva

-Senator says pension funds not intended to invest in Maharlika

-Transmittal of Maharlika fund bill to Malacañang eyed this week

- Senators slam door on GSIS, SSS funds in Maharlika, rip Diokno

-Corrections keep Maharlika bill from getting sent for Marcos’ approval

[PhilStar, BusinessWorld, Manila Standard, GMA News Online, Inquirer, CNN PHL Online, Manila Bulletin]


2. Marcos names Suharto Mangudadatu as new TESDA director-general

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


3. Defense chief Teodoro: A legal mind for nat’l defense and military matters

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



-Herbosa as health chief draws both approval, disapproval

-Doctors' groups welcome Herbosa appointment as new DOH secretary

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


5. PCG rescues 40 from fishing boat hit by unknown vessel in Occidental Mindoro

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


6. Marina, PCG staff, MT Princess Empress owners face criminal complaints over oil spill

[GMA News Online, ABS-CBN News Online, Inquirer, Manila Standard, PhilStar, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL Bulletin, BusinessWorld, Rappler]


7. Villanueva sees no urgency in passing SOGIE bill

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


8. Korean’s killers at Camp Crame convicted; ‘brains’ cleared

[ABS-CBN News Online, PhilStar, Inquirer, Rappler]


9. SONA 2023: NCRPO will enforce gun ban, deploy over 22,000 cops

[Inquirer, PhilStar, CNN PHL Online]


10. Solon seeks probe on inedible rice given to public school teachers

[BusinessWorld, Inquirer, CNN PHL Online]


11. Chedeng further intensifies over Philippine Sea, moving west northwestward

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


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