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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]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/5/31/senate-o-ks-maharlika-bill-on-final-reading

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/5/30/erwin-tulfo-act-cis-party-list-oath.html

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]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/5/30/marcos-welcomes-thai-firm-s-interest-to-invest-in-ph-agri-technologies

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

[BusinessWorld, Philstar, GMA News, Manila Bulletin]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/5/30/house-adopts-senate-version-of-estate-tax-amnesty-extension-bill

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]

https://mb.com.ph/2023/5/31/betty-further-weakens-may-exit-par-before-weekend-pagasa

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

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1777259/magnitude-4-9-quake-jolts-quezon-felt-in-parts-of-metro-manila

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

https://twitter.com/jacquemanabat/status/1663708669056516096

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]

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/871551/doj-prosecutors-ask-muntinlupa-rtc-reversal-of-leila-de-lima-s-acquittal/story

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/5/30/sc-maria-ressa-overseas-travel.html

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/content/871581/philippines-won-t-apologize-to-kuwait-for-ofw-shelters-dfa/story/?top_picks&order=2

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

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/871575/marcos-unveils-malacanang-heritage-tours/story/

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

https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2023/5/30/CHED-DICT-digitalization.html

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