(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 27 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 95 km East of Baler, Aurora (15.6°N, 122.5°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 170 km/h. It is moving North Northeastward at 10 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: 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 Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).


TOP STORIES – Tuesday, 03 October 2023

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

03 October 2023, Tuesday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. PBBM, Sara approval rating

-Marcos, Sara: Double-digit drop in approval, trust ratings

-P20/kg rice promise contributed to drop in -Marcos' approval downfall

-Honeymoon's over: Drop in Marcos, Sara approval ratings 'a wake-up call'

-Some teachers not surprised with Sara’s drop in approval rating 

-Marcos admin gets high approval ratings on 8 key issues, Pulse Asia survey shows

-More Filipinos worry about inflation, says Pulse Asia

[ABS-CBN News, Philippine Star, Pilipino Star Ngayon, CNN PHL, Pilipino Mirror, GMA News, Rappler]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/10/3/marcos-20-pesos-rice-promise-contributes-to-approval-downfall.html

2. Palawan 3rd District Rep. Edward Hagedorn passes away

-Romualdez on Hagedorn’s death: He was a guiding light, passionate worker

-Romualdez on Hagedorn: 'He was an inspiration to many of us'

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/03/23/palawan-rep-edward-hagedorn-passes-away

3. Typhoon Jenny

Typhoon Jenny slightly weakens but heavy rain, signal warnings still up

-Batanes airport operations suspended amid Typhoon Jenny

-7 Pangasinan towns suspend classes due to 'Jenny'

[ABS-CBN News, Rappler, Philstar, Inquirer, CNN PHL, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times] https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/03/23/jenny-slightly-weakens-heavy-rain-signal-warnings-still-up

4. PHL-US relations

-Philippines, allies begin SAMASAMA naval exercise in West Philippine Sea

-US extends P450-M disaster assistance to PH

-US firms eye investing in PH as trade mission begins

- Biden honors Filipino Americans on history month

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/10/3/ph-us-bilateral-exercise-samasama-2023.html

5. PH economy seen to expand fastest in East Asia and Pacific in 2023

[CNN PHL, Inqquirer, ABS-CBN News, Business Mirror]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/business/2023/10/3/world-bank-ph-growth-outlook-2023.html

6. PH secured $32.4-billion loans, grants in 2022: NEDA

[ABS-CBN news, Malaya, Business Mirror, Manila Standard]

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2023/10/03/government-payment-of-fees-for-oda-grew-23-44/

7. LTFRB OKs P1 provisional fare hike for PUJs; Diesel prices soar

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/884025/ltfrb-oks-p1-provisional-fare-hike-for-pujs/story/

8. PhilHealth admits data of some members compromised in data breach

[ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Business Mirror, Inquirer]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1840327/fwd-philhealth-admits-personal-info-of-users-compromised-after-system-breach

9. Ombudsman orders filing of criminal charge vs ex-SRA chief over delayed procurement

[CNN PHL, DZBB, ABS-CBN News, Manila Bulletin]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/03/23/ombudsman-orders-criminal-charge-vs-ex-sra-chief-over-late-procurement

10. Student ‘slapped’ by teacher in Antipolo, dies in hospital;3 Parent demands justice 

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1840141/grade-5-pupil-dies-11-days-after-teacher-slapped-him-in-antipolo-city

11. Senator flags BIR, BOC over unfilled positions, low salaries

- BIR has over 7K unfilled positions due to low salary offer - official

[Philstar, One News, CNN PHL, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/10/2/senator-flags-bir-boc-over-unfilled-positions-low-salaries

12. Ombudsman orders filing of criminal charge vs ex-SRA chief over delayed procurement

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

https://mb.com.ph/2023/10/3/ombudsman-orders-filing-of-criminal-charge-vs-ex-sra-administrator-serafica

12. Murder case filed vs cops over Jemboy Baltazar’s death

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Philstar]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1839974/6-cops-in-teens-death-charged-with-murder

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