#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 30, 2018

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect as he takes center stage during the San Beda University (SBU) Commencement Exercises at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on May 29, 2018. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Hello Rappler readers,

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi declared a net worth of P1.355 billion in 2017. That's an increase of P1.19 billion from his net worth in 2016.

The proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, meanwhile, is expected to be approved at the Senate and at the House of Representatives within the day.

Follow Rappler, too, for updates on the confirmation hearings of 3 Cabinet secretaries – John Castriciones, Menardo Guevarra, and Bernadette Romulo Puyat.

Below are the big stories you shouldn't miss.

Cusi in Duterte Cabinet 'billionaires' club'

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi's net worth surged by P1.19 billion in 2017, reaching P1.355 billion. That's based on his latest Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth.

Calida firm got more contracts worth P110M

Rappler found more contracts awarded to the security agency owned by Solicitor General Jose Calida and his family.

Makabayan seeks Filipino citizenship for Patricia Fox

The Makabayan bloc said Filipino citizenship would be a "fitting recognition" for Sister Patricia Fox's "selfless service" to poor and oppressed Filipinos in the past 27 years.

'A vote for Bangsamoro is a vote for Filipinos'

The sponsors of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law at the House urge their colleagues to remember the historical injustices suffered by the Bangsamoro people – injustices the BBL would help resolve.

BIFF firearms factory dismantled

Government forces raided a firearms factory of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Maguindanao. But BIFF members were able to flee the area.

3 dead in Belgium terror attack

In Belgium, a gunman shot dead two female cops with their own weapons before killing a bystander. Federal prosecutors have launched a terror investigation into the incident.

'Roseanne' axed over racist tweet row

US network ABC canceled the show Roseanne, following a tweet by Roseanne Barr against Valerie Jarrett, former adviser to president Barack Obama.

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