(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, 20 August, 2023

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

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

This aerial photograph taken from a military aircraft shows the dilapidated Sierra Madre ship of the Philippine Navy anchored near Ayungin shoal (Second Thomas Shoal) with Philippine soldiers on-board to secure the perimeter in the Spratly group of islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, on May 11, 2015. The Spratlys are considered a potential Asian flashpoint, and claimant nations including the Philippines have expressed alarm as China has embarked on massive reclamation activity. Ritchie B. Tongo, Pool/AFP

1. Arroyo denies deal with China to remove BRP Sierra Madre from Ayungin [Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, CNN Philippines, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


2. Group to PBBM: Stop all Manila Bay reclamation [GMA News, The Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard]


3. Ninoy Aquino remembered ahead of 40th death anniversary [Manila Bulletin, The Manila Times, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


4. LRT1 Roosevelt station is now Fernando Poe Jr. station [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, The Manila Times, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]


5. Herbosa orders investigation into reported cases of respiratory, cardiovascular diseases in Batangas [Philstar, Rappler, Manila Bulletin]


6. MMDA says to apprehend motorcycle riders on EDSA bike lane from Aug. 21 [Bombo Radyo, CNN PHL, ABS-CBN News]


7. Robin Padilla seeks probe on ‘discrimination’ in Taguig police station shooting [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]


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