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TOP STORIES – Wednesday, May 31, 2023

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

31 May 2023, Wednesday, as of 9:00 a.m.

1. Maharlika bill:

-Senate OKs Maharlika bill on final reading 

-Senate votes to prohibit GFIs, GOCCs from investing in Maharlika

-Senate majority blocks Koko, Risa’s try to send Maharlika bill back to committee

-House 'very eager' to adopt Senate version of Maharlika bill

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


2. Tulfo takes oath as newest House member [CNN PHL, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philstar, Rappler]


3. Malacañang event:

-Marcos welcomes Thai firm’s interest to invest in PHL agri-technologies

-Romualdez, Arroyo join Marcos in Palace meeting with Thai execs

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


4. House adopts Senate version of estate tax amnesty extension bill

[BusinessWorld, Philstar, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]


5. Typhoon onslaught:

-‘Betty’ further weakens; may exit PAR before weekend

-'Betty' leaves minimal damage in Northern Luzon

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


6. Magnitude 4.9 quake jolts Quezon, felt in parts of Metro Manila [ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL, GMA News, Manila Bulletin, Inquirer]


7. Hector Villacorta designated as Land Transportation chief [Rappler, GMA News, ABS-CBN News]


8. De Lima case:

-DOJ prosecutors ask Muntinlupa RTC to reverse Leila’s acquittal

-De Lima camp to file motion to expunge DOJ’s appeal on her court acquittal

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


9. SC again allows Maria Ressa to travel overseas [Inquirer, Manila Times, ABS-CBN News, CNN PHL]


10. Philippines won’t apologize to Kuwait for OFW shelters —DFA [Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, ABS-CBN News, GMA News]


11. Marcos unveils 'Malacañang Heritage Tours' [Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, GMA News]


12. CHED taps DICT for digitalization of higher education institutions [Manila Bulletin, GMA News, CNN PHL]


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