#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 5, 2018

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Inflation, or the movement of prices of basic goods and services, showed no signs of slowing down as it further accelerated to a new 5-year high of 4.6% in May, higher than the 4.5% recorded in April. The inflation figure in May was within the 4.6% to 5.4% forecast of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) economists.

Meanwhile, Malacañang said that outrage over President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial kiss with a married overseas Filipina worker is unwarranted because the lady "was honored" by it.

Over in Davao, out of 74 riding-in-tandem killings recorded by cops from October 11, 2017 to May 21, 2018, only 6 have been either solved or cleared. Davao is the worst region at solving riding-in-tandem shootings, based on data that Rappler acquired from the Philippine National Police (PNP).

All this and more are in today's wRap!

Philippine inflation spikes at 4.6% in May 2018

(UPDATED) Inflation hits a new 5-year high

COA to Binays: Refund P2.29B used for Makati parking building

The Binay camp says they will appeal these 'belated but not surprising' Commission on Audit findings on the Makati City Hall Parking Building II

Malacañang defends Duterte's kiss: OFW was 'honored' by it

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque moves to appease outrage over what he called President Rodrigo Duterte's 'playful act' which was 'appreciated' by Filipinos who witnessed it in South Korea

Aquino: VACC graft complaint should be dismissed outright

(3rd UPDATE) Former president Benigno Aquino III says the graft complaint filed against him by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption has no basis whatsoever

Davao Region worst at solving riding-in-tandem shootings – PNP data

Out of 74 riding-in-tandem killings in a period of over 7 months, only 6 have been solved or cleared in the Davao Region

'We're here to help': Gender Diversity Center opens in Manila Med

The Gender Diversity Clinic in Manila Medical Center aims to help those in the LGBTQ community come terms with their gender identity

Apple's latest macOS update is called Mojave

Apple's latest MacOS update ends a so-called '4-year mountain bender' and adds plenty of quality of life changes and additional features

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