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TOP STORIES – Thursday, May 18, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

18 May 2023, Thursday, as of 9:00 a.m.

1. House leaderships:

-Gonzales replaces Arroyo as House Senior Deputy Speaker

-Arroyo says replacement as senior deputy speaker was House's prerogative

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


2. Marcos to revive Philsucor to help finance sugar cooperatives [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, CNN PHL, GMA News]


3. Violence vs women applies not only to husbands or fathers but also to women in lesbian relationships [Business Mirror, CNN PHL, Daily Tribune, Malaya, News5, Philstar, Rappler, Manila Bulletin]


4. COMELEC approves internet voting for overseas voters in 2025 polls [DZBB, CNN PHL, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


5. LPA spotted off Mindanao, likely to develop into a storm in 3 days [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Philstar, Manila Times]


6. COVID pandemic:

-COVID admissions up but manageable –group

-Metro Manila positivity rate at 25.9%

[GMA News, Manila Times, Inquirer]


7. Abandoned bag with over P19 million worth of shabu found in NAIA [GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]


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