Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, May 25, 2016

A supermarket worker holds up a packet of frozen Saba fillet and a packet of frozen Sutchi fillet.
A supermarket worker holds up a packet of frozen Saba fillet and a packet of frozen Sutchi fillet.PHOTO: ST FILE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Wednesday, May 25, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Standard for handling frozen fish and seafood to be launched

The Singapore Manufacturing Federation Standards Development Organisation and Spring Singapore, together with the Seafood Industries Association Singapore, is launching a standard for handling frozen fish and seafood today (May 25).

The standard has been developed to meet the increasing demand by consumers for quality and safe frozen fish and seafood products.

Areas covered include temperature controls from post-harvesting to storage and sale of products.  - SAMANTHA BOH

Final figures for Q2 economic growth to be released


Singapore's skyline is reflected on a puddle of water at Gardens by the Bay East on May 22, 2016. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

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 (May 25).

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

Philippine Congress begins verification of presidential election results


A joint session of the Senate and Congress at the Philippines Congress in Quezon City, northeast of Manila, on May 24, 2016. PHOTO: EPA

The Philippine Congress begins to verify the presidential election results today (May 25) following the May 9 vote, a process that could take several days and is expected to confirm the win of Davao mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

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.

He has been kept in the news recently, with a scathing insult on Catholic bishops and his plans to give former dictator Marcos a hero's burial.