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TOP STORIES – Tuesday, May 30, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

30 May 2023, Tuesday, as of 9:00 a.m.

1. 7 political parties ally with Lakas-CMD

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/5/29/7-political-parties-ally-with-Lakas-CMD.html

2. Padilla steps down as executive vice president of PDP-Laban

[DZBB, GMA News Online, ABS-CBN News Online, News5, Inquirer, CNN PHL Online]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/871496/robin-padilla-resigns-as-pdp-laban-s-executive-vice-president/story/

3. Weather disturbance:

-'Betty' weakens; signal no. 2 still up in some areas

-Flights, sea trips, classes in storm path continued to be suspended today

-20 towns in Bicol suspend classes due to 'Betty'

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

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/30/23/betty-weakens-signal-no-2-still-up-in-some-areas

4. House bill revitalizing salt industry approved on final reading

[Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Rappler]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/metro/871476/house-bill-revitalizing-salt-industry-approved-on-final-reading/story/

5. MAHARLIKA BILL

-Maharlika bill in Senate still allows SSS, GSIS investments

-Maharlika bill is ‘unsalvageable, beyond repair’ – Piment

-Senators on Maharlika passage: Haste makes waste

-Senators clash over move to end interpellations on Maharlika bill

[GMA News, Inquirer, PhilStar, ABS-CBN News Online]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1776629/maharlika-bills-in-congress-still-allow-sss-gsis-investments

6. House approves bill declaring PH maritime zones

[ABS-CBN News Online, Inquirer, PhilStar]

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/29/23/house-approves-bill-declaring-ph-maritime-zones

7. House bill defining tax racketeering passes final reading

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, PhilStar, GMA News Online]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1776633/house-bill-defining-tax-racketeering-passes-final-reading

8. House approves bill on rehabilitation of unused fish ponds

[Inquirer, Rappler, ABS-CBN News Online]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1776401/fwd-house-oks-bill-rehabilitating-unutilized-fishponds

9. Bureau of Immigration modernization bill approved on third reading in House

[Inquirer, GMA News Online, Rappler]

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1776503/proposal-to-modernize-bureau-of-immigration-approved-on-third-reading

10. Petitioner files motion to reverse COMELEC's dismissal on Erwin Tulfo's disqualification case

[Rappler, GMA News, CNN PHL]

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/5/29/motion-to-reverse-Comelec-dismissal-on-Erwin-Tulfo-DQ-case.html

11. DOH: New COVID-19 cases registered on May 22-28 lower at 11,667

[Inquirer, CNN PHL, GMA News]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/871447/doh-new-covid-19-cases-registered-on-may-22-28-lower-at-11-66/story/

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