(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 – Thursday, 27 July, 2023

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

27 July 2023, Thursday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Weather disturbance:

-Typhoon Egay exits PAR; another cyclone may bring more rains

-At least 5 dead due to Typhoon Egay

-Typhoon 'Egay' ravages Cagayan, displaces 16K residents

-Ilocos Sur placed under state of calamity due to ‘Egay’

-22 more flights in Manila canceled due to Typhoon 'Egay'

-2nd alarm raised as Marikina River water level reaches 16 meters

[Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Manila Times, News5, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine STAR, ABS-CBN News, CNN Philippines, GMA News]


2. Marcos lifts state of nat’l emergency due to lawless violence in Mindanao

[CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, GMA News, Inquirer, PhilStar, News5]


3. Marcos approves 20-year PH health facility dev't plan; prods LGUs to implement

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


4. Marcos state visit in Malaysia

-PH secures $285-M investment pledges from Marcos’ Malaysia trip

-Malaysian milk company to invest $20M for cattle breeding in PH

-PH, Malaysia mull informal ASEAN-Myanmar engagement

[GMA News, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, The Philippine STAR, BusinessMirror, CNN PHL, Daily Tribune]


5. West PHL Sea

-Senators to discuss raising sea row to UN

-Cayetano urges Senate to tread carefully on WPS issue

-NSC vows to assert PHL rights on WPS

[Philstar, GMA News, Manila Standard, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


6. Firing 18 PNP officials linked to illegal drugs not enough, senators quip

[Inquirer, Daily Tribune, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard]


7. PBBM in Cebu City for APEC business council summit and museum opening

[Manila Bulletin, Cebu Daily News, PhilStar]


8. DepEd eyes August 29 as the start of classes for School Year 2023-2024 

[Manila Bulletin, PhilStar, Inquirer]


9. Amnesty for rebels a 'game changer' in ending insurgency: Año

Año says amnesty offer extends to high-ranking NPA officials

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


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