Here’s a Heads Up from reportr on top news stories that you need to know today, May 18:
- What you need to know about Angat Buhay, Vice President Robredo’s outreach arm that she plans to transform into a volunteer-driven NGO after her term.
- Robin Padilla joins an elite club of senators who finished number one in their respective races. Here’s why that distinction matters.
- Cebu Pacific has apologized to Vice President Leni Robredo after one of its pilots falsely accused her of requesting priority landing and supposedly snarling NAIA traffic.
- Megaworld said it “clarified and resolved” a closure order from the BIR that was circulated on Twitter.
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- Here's the list of the 12 winning senators who will be proclaimed today.
- Here’s how you can bring your pet on board the MRT-3.
NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Presumptive president Bongbong Marcos is in Australia for a three-day private trip, his spokesman said.
- Candidates who have been proclaimed winners in the May 9 elections may take their oath even before formally assuming their posts on June 30, the Comelec said.
- The DOH said it had confirmed a local transmission of an omicron subvariant that’s believed to be more contagious.
- Civil society groups who petitioned Comelec unsuccessfully to cancel presumptive president Bongbong Marcos’ candidacy have brought the matter before the Supreme Court.
- The Tampakan gold-copper mine project in South Cotabato, one of the world’s largest, can finally proceed after local officials lifted a ban on open-pit mining.
- The Malacanang website is down to “update” its content and improve security, the Presidential Museum and Library said.
- McDonald’s is leaving Russia after 30 years, illustrating the global economic fallout of the Ukraine invasion.