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Daily News Highlights – May 29, 2016 Edition

Aika Rey

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  1. Duterte: I won’t attend proclamation

    President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is determined not to attend his proclamation ceremony. “I am not attending any proclamation. I’ve never attended any proclamation in my life,” Duterte told reporters late Saturday night, May 28, in a Davao City hotel. The proclamation of the winners in the presidential and vice presidential elections might happen in the next few days.

    Read more about Duterte’s comments on his proclamation.

  2. DepEd to Briones, DBM to Diokno

    President-elect Rodrigo Duterte wants former national treasurer Leonor Briones to head the Department of Education (DepEd), and former budget chief Benjamin Diokno to return to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). Briones and Diokno both served under the Estrada administration.

    Here’s the story on Duterte’s latest Cabinet picks.

  3. Robredo to visit Duterte

    Vice President-elect Leni Robredo plans to visit President-elect Rodrigo Duterte after they are officially proclaimed winners next week. Robredo said she will assure Duterte of her “100% support and cooperation,” adding that the public would benefit if their two top leaders work together. Asked about her possible Cabinet post under the Duterte administration, Robredo said she would only express her preference if asked.

    Find out more about Robredo’s immediate plans after her proclamation.

  4. NBI nabs alleged drug dealer

    The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested Joshua Habalo, a man suspected to be part of a group that sold illegal drugs at the Closeup Forever Summer concert, where 5 attendees died. He was caught in possession of ecstasy tablets, packets of cocaine, and green-colored tablets that may be the illegal designer drug, “green amore”, believed to have been sold at the concert. Habalo told Rappler he attended the concert and was high on ecstasy, but did not sell drugs.

    Read more about the arrest of the alleged drug dealer.

  5. Ex-UST rector to head Rome school

    Fr Rolando de la Rosa , former rector of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila, is set to head the Pontifical University of St Thomas in Rome, better known as the Angelicum. UST said De la Rosa will become the Angelicum’s first Asian rector. He will serve there for 4 years, from September 1, 2016 to 2020.

    Check out this story on Fr De la Rosa’s new post.

  6. Brazil arrests suspect in shocking video

    Brazilian police arrested the first of more than 30 suspects wanted over the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl. The arrest came as 70 military police fanned out across a slum to apprehend the attackers, who had posted a graphic video online showing the aftermath of the attack. The video has sparked outrage across Brazil.

    Here’s the full story on the suspect’s arrest.

  7. WHO rejects call to postpone Olympics

    The World Health Organization (WHO) rejected a call by doctors and scientists to postpone the 2016 Rio Olympics over the Zika virus. The WHO said moving the Olympics would not have a major impact on the spread of Zika.

    Read more about the WHO’s response.

  8. Donnie Nietes retains title

    Filipino boxer Donnie Nietes remains the top junior flyweight in the world following a dominant win over Mexico’s Raul Garcia. Nietes battered Garcia into submission after 5 rounds in Bacolod City, securing a spectacular hometown victory.

    Check out the highlights of the Nietes-Garcia fight.

  9. Jason Derulo thrills Filipino fans

    American singer Jason Derulo put on quite a show for his Filipino fans at the Mall of Asia Arena. Jason kicked things off with fan favorite “Trumpets” and performed a range of platinum hit singles, ending with “Want to Want Me.” Even before he took the stage, the crowd was already fired up as opening act Redfoo provided a perfect start to the spectacle.

    Take a look at photos of the Jason Derulo concert.

  10. Lessons from Tyler Ward, Gab Valenciano, Tanner Patrick

    With so many successful YouTubers and many more on the rise, it’s difficult to imagine starting a channel now and still making it big. But it isn’t impossible – and we’ve got some advice straight from social media stars Tyler Ward, Gab Valenciano, and Tanner Patrick.

    Here are 5 lessons from Tyler, Gab, and Tanner.

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Aika Rey

Aika Rey is a business reporter for Rappler. She covered the Senate of the Philippines before fully diving into numbers and companies. Got tips? Find her on Twitter at @reyaika or shoot her an email at