#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 29, 2018

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 17, 2018, US President Donald Trump greets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
Trump and Abe agreed on May 28, 2018, that it is "imperative" to completely dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program, the White House said. The US and Japanese leaders will meet ahead of a much anticipated summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un back on schedule for June 12 in Singapore just days after Trump announced he was canceling it. 










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US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed that it is "imperative" to completely dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program. Their statement came ahead of the US-North Korea summit, which is back on schedule for June 12 in Singapore.

In sports news, the Golden State Warriors rallied past the Houston Rockets, 101-92, to rule the West Conference and arrange another NBA Finals showdown against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

And in the Philippines, Solicitor General Jose Calida maintained in a statement that there was no conflict of interest in his family-owned security agency bagging P150.8 million worth of contracts from at least 6 government agencies.

Here are today's top stories.

Trump, Abe: 'Imperative' to dismantle North Korea weapons

During a telephone call, the pair "discussed recent developments in North Korea and confirmed they would meet again to continue close coordination in advance of the expected meeting between the United States and North Korea."

Duterte signs Ease of Doing Business Act

The new law, an amendment of the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007, seeks to make the process of putting up and running a business in the Philippines easier and more efficient.

Congress leaders to meet with Duterte over struggle in BBL compromise

If all goes well during the meeting with the President, the House leadership will bring the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law to the plenary for 2nd and 3rd reading approval on Tuesday, May 29.

Makabayan lawmakers file bill for P750 national minimum wage

Philippine Statistics Authority data show a family of 5 needs at least P9,064 monthly or around P390 daily to meet their needs. Independent think tank IBON Foundation pegged the number at P1,019 per day.

Calida: No conflict of interest in gov’t contracts even if I did not divest

Calida said he is neither liable under the Code of Conduct of Public Officials nor the anti-graft law.

FIBA suspends Kiefer Ravena for 18 months after testing positive for banned substances

Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio announced that Ravena tested positive for 3 ingredients included in the World Anti-Doping Agency List of Prohibited Substances.

Warriors send off Rockets, face LeBron's Cavs anew in NBA Finals

The Warriors, much like in Game 6, staged one of their trademark 3rd-quarter runs as the defending champions outscored the Rockets, 33-15, in the period.

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