(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 – Sunday, 23 July, 2023

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

23 July 2023, Sunday, as of 4:00 p.m.

1. 'Egay' now a severe storm, may become super typhoon by Tuesday; LGUs told to prepare

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN Philippines, The Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


2. COVID-19:

- Face masks, physical distancing no longer needed in public transport

- DOH says all COVID-19 health protocols in PH lifted

- Marcos declares COVID health emergency over

[CNN Philippines, GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine STAR, Manila Times, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin]


3. SONA 2023:

- House of Representatives all set for Bongbong Marcos’ 2nd Sona — Speaker Romualdez

- Senators want to hear a realistic report, concrete plans for PH progress from PBBM

- What is Bagong Pilipinas? Recto says Marcos should explain in SONA

- Marcos urged to discuss plight of the masses during SONA

- SONA should highlight need for water department, says ranking solon

- Fisherfolk group gives Marcos 'failing grade' ahead of 2nd SONA

- PBEd to Marcos: Focus educ reforms in SONA

- Abalos to LGUs: Tap all available resources to back PBBM simultaneous SONA viewing

- Abalos: PNP, other gov't agencies all set for SONA 2023

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


4. MMDA suspends number coding on Sona day, July 24

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, CNN Philippines, GMA News] https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1805821/no-number-coding-scheme-for-sona-day-on-july-24-says-mmda

5. ICC probers barred from entering PH, says DOJ

[Manila Times, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin] https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/07/23/news/national/icc-probers-barred-from-entering-ph/1901890

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