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TOP STORIES – Thursday, May 18, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

18 May 2023, Thursday, as of 5:00 p.m.

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1. Marcos approves change in AFP fixed term law

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


2. Solons see gov't hand in 'onion cartel' ops, eye charges

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


3. 3 dead, 5 hurt after tree falls along Manila creek

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


4.  Lawyer bares attempt by ex-DOJ Usec to bribe detained suspects’ in Degamo slaying

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


5. BSP keeps interest rates steady at 6.25%

[ABS-CBN News, Rappler, GMA News, Inquirer, Philstar, CNN PHL] https://www.cnnphilippines.com/business/2023/5/18/bsp-monetary-policy.html

6. Palace bares latest appointments [GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]


7. Ex-QC Mayor Bautista pleads 'not guilty' on P32M graft raps

[Malaya, Philstar, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]


8. Moderna says 'moving at speed' to open PH facility by third quarter 2023

[Manila Times, Inquirer, Philstar, ABS-CBN News]


9. Lower airfares seen in June as CAB trims fuel surcharge level

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


10. PH, Kuwait hold dialogue over migrant workers issues

[GMA News, ABS-CBN News, Manila Times]


11. Robin Padilla wants death penalty for Customs officers working with smugglers

[GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News]


12. Cops nab 2 Filipinos, 3 foreigners for cryptocurrency scam

[GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]


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