Daily News Highlights – May 15, 2016 Edition

CJ Maglunog

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  1. Duterte, Marcos win overseas absentee voting

    Duterte and Marcos

    Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte topped the presidential race in the month-long overseas absentee voting (OAV), while Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr got the most number of overseas votes for vice president.

    This is based on figures released by Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon on Saturday, May 14, which she labeled as “subject to audit.”

    Read the details on Rappler.

  2. Record turnout for overseas voting – Comelec

    The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday, May 14, said the overseas voter turnout this year is 31.45%.

    In a news conference, Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim said 432,706 overseas Filipinos voted during the OAV from April 9 to May 9. The voter turnout this year is the highest after 2004, the first year that the Philippines held overseas absentee voting.

    The total number of registered overseas Filipino voters is 1,376,067.

    Read more on Rappler.

  3. Was there really cheating in the VP race?

    Now that the hash mismatch issue has been explained, is there any truth to the claim that votes for vice-presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos eroded at a “distinct pattern” after the error in displaying the character “Ñ” was corrected in the transparency server results files?

    Our own analysis of the unofficial, partial results data from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) mirror server shows that this argument is erroneous.

    Read the details on Rappler.

  4. A growth trajectory for President Aquino’s net worth

    In 2015, President Benigno Aquino III’s last full year as the country’s leader, he declared a net worth of P68.78 million. This 2015 net worth is just slightly higher than the P68.31 million he declared in his 2014 Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN).

    But while Aquino’s net worth declarations in his two recent SALNs aren’t far from each other, it’s a different story when his pre-presidency SALN is compared.

    Read why on Rappler.

  5. ‘Sophisticated’ hack attack part of wide-ranging campaign

    SWIFT, the global financial system used to move hundreds of billions of dollars a day, on Friday, May 13, said highly sophisticated hackers had gained access to a bank aiming to hijack fund transfers made via the network.

    SWIFT insisted its own system had not been compromised, but warned that this latest attack was clearly part of a wide-ranging campaign.

    Agence France-Presse reports.

  6. ‘Coercive tactics’ used in contested seas

    China is using “coercive tactics” and fostering regional tensions as it expands its maritime presence in the South China Sea and elsewhere, but is avoiding triggering an armed conflict, the Pentagon said Friday, May 13.

    In an annual report to Congress, the Defense Department outlined China’s rapid military growth and described how it is assertively defending sovereignty claims across the contested East China Sea and South China Sea.

    Read more about the Pentagon report.

  7. Oldest living person dies in NYC

    The oldest person in the world has died, a research group said Friday, May 13.

    Susannah Mushatt Jones, the last surviving American born in the 19th century, died Thursday night, May 12 in a nursing home in Brooklyn, said Robert D. Young, director of the GRG Supercentenarian Research and Database Division, which tracks the world’s oldest people. She was 116 years old.

    The title now goes to an Italian woman who is younger by 4 months.

    Read more on Rappler.

  8. Work and music can go together – just ask these musicians

    Most artists nowadays are multitaskers, working on a day job while still maintaining a passion for making and performing music at the same time.

    We talked to some working musicians – who are also HR directors, financial advisors, and more – to find out how being a musician helps them with their day jobs, and here’s what we found out.

  9. Visit Singapore for less than P10K

    Singapore | Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

    There are ways to see the wonders of Singapore – the most expensive city in the world – without necessarily breaking the bank.

    From accommodation and food to tourist spots and transportation, here’s how to spend 5 days in Singapore for only P9,500 – including airfare and travel tax.

  10. Ukraine wins world’s biggest music contest

    After a tense vote count, Ukraine’s Jamala was declared the winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest after a heart-felt performance of “1944”, a song about the deportations of Crimean Tatars during World War II.

    Held in Stockholm, the 61st edition of the show is expected to become the most-watched Eurovision yet since the event was first staged in 1956.

    Agence France-Presse reports form Sweden.

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CJ Maglunog

CJ Maglunog has been a content strategist for Rappler since 2015. Her work includes optimizing stories for various platforms. She’s a journalism graduate from Centro Escolar University.