President Benigno S. Aquino III converses with Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz during the Pre-Labor Day Dialogue at the Heroes Hall of the Malacañan Palace on Tuesday (April 30). The conduct of Pre-Labor Day Dialogue is pursuant to the 22-point Labor and Employment Agenda of President Aquino, which essentially consists of among others, the following directives: promote not only the constitutionally protected rights of workers but also their right to participate in the policymaking process; and work with the private and labor sector to strengthen tripartite cooperation and promote industrial peace. (MNS photo)

President Benigno S. Aquino III converses with Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz during the Pre-Labor Day Dialogue at the Heroes Hall of the Malacañan Palace on Tuesday (April 30). The conduct of Pre-Labor Day Dialogue is pursuant to the 22-point Labor and Employment Agenda of President Aquino, which essentially consists of among others, the following directives: promote not only the constitutionally protected rights of workers but also their right to participate in the policymaking process; and work with the private and labor sector to strengthen tripartite cooperation and promote industrial peace. (MNS photo)

MANILA, May 1 (Mabuhay) – Metro Manila recorded its highest temperature so far this year, even surpassing the temperature in Tuguegarao.

Temperature reached 36.4 degrees Celsius on Thursday, Labor Day, at around 3 p.m. Since it’s also a holiday, the public flocked to malls to cool off.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said this is the highest temperature since the agency declared the start of summer.

It even breached the temperature in Tuguegarao City today, which registered 35.8 degrees Celsius at 2:00 p.m.

The record for hottest temperature this year still belongs to Tuguegarao, which hit 39 degrees Celsius last April 25. (MNS)