Daily News Highlights – June 5, 2016 Edition

Aika Rey

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  1. Duterte to erring cops: I’ll kill you

    During his thanksgiving party in Davao City on Saturday, June 4, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte vowed he would kill policemen involved in the drug trade. “Don’t take this as a joke,” the president-elect declared. Duterte has also offered million-peso bounties for the capture or death of drug lords.

    Read more about Duterte’s latest comments on the fight against drugs.

  2. Duterte camp to media: He’ll boycott you

    President-elect Rodrigo Duterte seems hell-bent on distancing himself from media. In a text message to journalists, Duterte’s executive assistant Bong Go said that if media don’t want to boycott the president-elect, he’ll be the one to boycott them. Go pointed out that Duterte hasn’t officially assumed the presidency yet, and President Benigno Aquino III remains in office. Duterte has been in hot water over his remarks on media killings.

    Here’s the full story on the “media boycott.”

  3. Cayetano slams petitions vs Duterte

    Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, running mate of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte during the 2016 campaign, slammed online petitions urging Duterte to resign even before he is officially sworn in. Cayetano said some are entertaining “evil thoughts” this early. The senator also called on people to cooperate with the new administration, and to protect the president-elect.

    Check out this story on Cayetano’s speech during the thanksgiving party for Duterte.

  4. Baste Duterte: Let’s change the country

    Sebastian “Baste” Duterte, the 3rd child of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, urged his father’s supporters to “build a better tomorrow for our children.” Speaking at his dad’s thanksgiving party, the 28-year-old son of the incoming president said Filipinos should not waste the chance that they have to continue the revolution that the presidential campaign started.

    Take a look at the full story on Baste Duterte’s speech.

  5. Comelec to 2016 bets: Submit SOCE on time

    Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Luie Guia reminded all candidates in the 2016 elections to submit their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) by Wednesday, June 8. Guia noted that under the Omnibus Election Code, candidates who fail to submit their SOCE for two straight elections will be barred from running for public office.

    Read more on the Comelec’s reminder for candidates.

  6. Italians go to polls

    Italy is holding municipal elections on Sunday, June 5 – seen as a test for both Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and the country’s divided right. More than 1,300 municipal councils will be elected in a two-round ballot to be completed on June 19.

    Get more details about Italy’s municipal polls.

  7. IRR of PH Competition Act out

    The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) released more detailed implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the Philippine Competition Act, adding joint ventures under its turf and relaxing rules on reporting for mergers and acquisitions. The revised IRR was released 4 days after Globe and PLDT announced the P69.1-billion deal to buy San Miguel’s telco business. This will guide the PCC on how to proceed with the San Miguel sale.

    Here’s the full story on the IRR of the PH Competition Act.

  8. Personalities mourn Muhammad Ali’s passing

    The world is mourning the death of global boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who passed away at 74 years old. Many have been paying touching tributes and honoring Ali’s life as a celebrated boxer and a fighter for justice.

    Take a look at some of the tributes for Muhammad Ali.

  9. Garbine Muguruza stuns Serena Williams

    Spanish tennis player Garbine Muguruza won her first Grand Slam title as she stunned top seed and defending champion Serena Williams at the French Open. Muguruza is the first Spanish woman to win a Grand Slam title since Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in 1998.

    Read more about Muguruza’s victory.

  10. Fall in love with these Mindanao waterfalls

    Mindanao never runs out of places for tourists to explore. It’s truly a nature-lover’s paradise, and if you do decide to visit, here’s a list of beautiful waterfalls you mustn’t miss.

    Check out some of the gorgeous waterfalls in Mindanao.

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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 aika.rey@rappler.com.