(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, 6 August, 2023

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

06 August 2023, Sunday, as of 4:00 p.m.

Handout photo from the Philippine Coast Guard showed a Chinese Coast Guard vessel firing a water cannon.  Philippine Coast Guard

1.West PHL Sea

-Philippines condemns China's use of water cannons at its vessels 

-US says China Coast Guard's water cannon attack vs. PCG threatens regional peace, stability

-China water cannon attack: Senators urge PH gov’t to heed Senate recommendations in West PH Sea reso

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


2. National Budget

-'Lack of empathy': Pimentel blasts Marcos admin over P9-B confi, intelligence funds

-1/5 of OVP budget are intel, confidential funds

-House to begin marathon hearing on 2024 budget

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


3. 1 dead, 3 injured after motorbanca sinks off Romblon boat 'overloaded,' says PDRRMO

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, CNN PHL, Philstar, Manila Standard, GMA News, Manila BUlletin]


4. October is Communications Month --- PBBM

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


5. PBBM admin committed to peace in Mindanao

[Manila Standard, Philstar, Manila Times, Manila Bulletin]


6. DOH: Adults with comorbidities may now receive COVID-19 bivalent vaccine

[CNN PHL, Inquirer, Manila Times, Sunstar]


7. Public court hearings back

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


8. On diesel price hike possibly reaching P4.10/liter, DOE exec says it's possible

[GMA News, Manila Standard, CNN PHL, Manila Times]



9. Government to subsidize electricity bills of poor families

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


10. Senate to start probe into NBP ‘mass grave’ on Aug. 8; Bato vows to ask about inmates being allowed to order food online [CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin, Philstar]


11. Palarong Pambansa drone supplier apologizes for PH flag mishap; Marikina plans legal action

[GMA News, Rappler, ABS-CBN News]


12. Phivolcs: Mayon Volcano quakes decline, rockfall events up

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


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