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MANILA – Severe Tropical Storm Betty continues to weaken and is about to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility, the weather bureau said Thursday.

In its 11 a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Betty packs maximum sustained winds of 100 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 125 kph.

It was last tracked 570 km. northeast of Itbayat, Batanes and is expected to exit PAR within the day.

No more tropical cyclone wind signal is hoisted over any part of the country.

However, Betty enhances the southwest monsoon, which will cause occasional to frequent wind gusts over northern Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Bicol Region, Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Northern Samar and the northern portion of Samar.

PAGASA forecasts Betty to further weaken.

Meanwhile, the Manila International Airport Authority said four domestic flights were canceled due to the inclement weather.

These flights are:
PAL Express 2P 2932/2933 Manila-Basco-Manila
AirSWIFT T6 542/543 Manila-Busuanga-Manila

Cebu Pacific announced Wednesday night the cancellation of the following Cebgo flights scheduled on June 1:

DG 6047/6048: Manila – Coron (Busuanga) – Manila
DG 6066/6067: Cebu – Coron (Busuanga) – Cebu
DG 6031/6032: Manila – San Jose – Manila

Affected passengers may refund or rebook their tickets without fare difference for travel up to 30 days from original flight date. They could also convert the amount to a travel fund, the airline said. (PNA)