Standard & Poor's raises the credit rating of the Philippines to BB+.
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte says he is "not aware" of the United States providing support to the Philippine government's military intervention against Islamists in Marawi. Duterte also said that he "never approached America for help".
The Congress of the Philippines proclaims Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo as President-elect and Vice President-elect of the Philippines, respectively. [http:--cnnphilippines.com-news-2016-05-30-congress-proclamation-president-rodrigo-duterte-vice-president-leni-robredo.html (CNN Philippines)], [http:--www.theolympian.com-news-nation-world-article80743862.html (AP via "The Olympian")]date=August 2019
The Kim Nirvana ferry capsizes off the Philippines en route from the city of Ormoc to Camotes island with 173 people onboard; at least 33 people are confirmed dead while at least 50 people have been rescued.
The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines says that it will not join growing calls for the impeachment and resignation of Philippines President Benigno Aquino III following the January 25 botched police operation.
The Philippines braces for the impact of Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda) which is expected to pass over the capital Manila causing flooding. Thousands have fled to evacuation centres and ports and airports in the country are closed