What's Next: May 25, 2016

Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte during a press conference in Davao City, Philippines on May 23.
Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte during a press conference in Davao City, Philippines on May 23.PHOTO: AFP

Filipinos verify presidential poll results

The Philippine Congress today begins to verify the presidential election results following the May 9 vote, a process that could take several days and is expected to confirm Mr Rodrigo Duterte's win. He defied conventional political wisdom with his huge win in the election, after an incendiary campaign that saw his popularity surge on threats to kill tens of thousands of criminals and vulgar tirades against establishment figures.


Launch of fish handling standard

The Singapore Manufacturing Federation Standards Development Organisation and Spring Singapore, together with the Seafood Industries Association Singapore, are launching a standard for handling frozen fish and seafood today. The standard has been developed to meet rising consumer demand for quality and safe frozen fish and seafood products. Areas covered include temperature controls from post-harvest to storage and sale.


S'pore's Q2 growth figures out today

Analysts will be keenly watching to see how the Singapore economy performed, with the final figures for economic growth in the second quarter to be released today.

Advance data showed the economy expanding just 1.7 per cent, missing expectations.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 25, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe