(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 24 September 2023) Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) 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 Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. Light to moderate winds coming from Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 1.5 meters).

TOP STORIES – Sunday, 30 July, 2023

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

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

Children play along a flooded street in Purok Sinamar in Barangay Libertad, Abulug, Cagayan, a day after Typhoon Egay brought heavy rains on July 27, 2023. Maria Tan, ABS-CBN News

1. 'Egay' death toll climbs to 16; damage pegged at P5.9 billion

[GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Philstar, Manila Bulletin] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/07/30/23/egay-kills-16-leaves-p59-billion-damage

2. 'Falcon' intensifies into severe tropical storm, enhances 'habagat'

- Central Luzon areas flooded due to rains from Habagat enhanced by Egay, Falcon

- Pagasa issues flood warning as La Mesa Dam nears spilling level

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



- Marcos vows quick recovery of 'Egay-hit' areas

- PBBM turns over P45-M aid to 4 provinces affected by 'Egay'

- PH seeks rice importation to prepare for impacts of El Niño, 'Egay' on harvest

- EU allots P30.3M aid for Typhoon Egay victims

- DHSUD readies tents, shelter-grade tarps to 'Egay'-affected residents in Northern Luzon

[Manila Times, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, CNN Philippines, Inquirer, Philstar] https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/07/30/news/national/marcos-vows-quick-recovery-of-egay-hit-areas

4. Marcos orders creation of management council for Pasig River rehab

[CNN Philippines, Inquier, Manila Bulletin, Philstar] http://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/7/30/council--pasig-river-rehab.html

5. Poe wants probe into Binangonan boat incident

[CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Philstar] https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/7/30/poe-probe-binangonan-boat-incident.html

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