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TOP STORIES – Monday, May 29, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

29 May 2023, Monday, as of 5:00 p.m.

1. Weather updates:

-Betty reduces speed; wind signals remain over 19 provinces – PAGASA

-Classes in 109 cities, municipalities suspended

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1776175/betty-reduces-speed-wind-signals-remain-over-19-provinces-pagasa

2. Degamo slay:

-Teves says recantations not enough to convince him to come home

-'Stiffer penalty' awaits Teves, but what will it be?

-House denies Teves' request to attend hearings via Zoom

-Teves urges House to probe Romualdez-led company’s deal with ABS-CBN

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/871412/arnie-teves-says-recantations-not-enough-to-convince-him-to-come-home/story/?just_in

3. Veteran journo Joe Torres takes oath as PIA chief

[Daily Tribune, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, News5, Rappler, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/871417/veteran-journo-joe-torres-takes-oath-as-pia-chief/story/?just_in

4. Gasoline prices up for third straight week Tuesday; kerosene down

[Inquirer, Manila Times, News5, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/companies/871413/gasoline-prices-up-for-third-straight-week-tuesday-kerosene-down/story/?just_in

5. Tax reforms generated P202.8B in revenues in 2022

[Manila Times, Philstar, Business Mirror, BusinessWorld]

https://www.bworldonline.com/top-stories/2023/05/29/525360/tax-reforms-generated-p202-8b-in-revenues-in-2022/

6. PHL budget surplus ballooned in April

[Daily Tribune, Philstar, Inquirer]

https://business.inquirer.net/403090/ph-budget-surplus-ballooned-in-april

7. Senate OKs estate tax amnesty extension bill on final reading

[Rappler, Philstar, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/871442/senate-oks-estate-tax-amnesty-extension-bill-on-final-reading/story/?just_in

8. PSE trading floor transitions to event hall

[ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, Philippine Star, News5PH]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/video/business/05/29/23/pse-trading-floor-transitions-to-event-hall

9. PCG sets first ever trilateral drills with US, Japan counterparts in June

[GMA News, Philstar, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/5/29/pcg-sets-first-ever-trilateral-drills-with-us-japan-counterparts-in-june

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