(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 – Saturday, 22 July, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online and print media monitoring)

22 July 2023, Saturday, as of 4:00 p.m.

Members of transport group PISTON march toward and picket in front of Mendiola Bridge in Manila on July 17, 2023, calling on President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. to junk the Omnibus Franchising Guidelines that would scrap use of old public utility vehicles around the country. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News/File.

1. Marcos suspends gov't work, classes on July 24 due to 'Egay,' transport strike

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


2.  Marcos lifts COVID-19 state of public health emergency

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


3. SONA 2023:

- Tell Pinoys the 'real situation' in SONA, Pimentel asks Marcos

- PNP '100% ready' for Monday's SONA

- Work in lower QC courts to dismiss early for Marcos’ Sona

- QC gov't permits SONA 2023 protest along Commonwealth Avenue

[GMA News, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, ABS-CBN News]


4. Bongbong Marcos set to fly to Malaysia after 2nd Sona

[Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business Mirror, Business World]


5. ‘Egay’ now a tropical storm, may intensify into severe tropical storm in 24 hrs [GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin]



- Bongbong Marcos: 'That's it; we're done talking with ICC'

- Colmenares: Govt's noncooperation with ICC can tarnish PH's image

[Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, Philippine Daily Inquirer]https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1805261/bongbong-marcos-thats-it-were-done-talking-with-icc

6. Big time hike in gasoline prices expected next week

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin] https://mb.com.ph/2023/7/21/big-time-hike-in-gasoline-prices-expected-next-week

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