Hello Rappler readers,
Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr again denied he was ever a US citizen, as he appeared before the Commission on Appointments. Meanwhile, the Senate will again investigate the Davao Death Squad and President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged involvement in it when he was still Davao City mayor.
Below are the big stories you shouldn't miss.
Yasay: I'll prove I was never a U.S. citizen
Senate to reinvestigate Davao Death Squad
Relatives of Tanay bus crash victims seek justice
Relatives are seeking justice for the 15 people who died in the Tanay bus accident, most of whom were students on a field trip. In a dialogue organized by a lawmaker, representatives from the school and the bus company were no-shows.
The Department of Education, meanwhile, is reminding schools to check the condition of buses to be used by their students.
Groups demand justice for slain environmental lawyer
Millions targeted in U.S. deportation plan
The Trump administration ordered a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants, saying "the surge of illegal immigration... has created a significant national security vulnerability." Rights groups, however, labeled the move a "witch hunt."
PBA: Ginebra advances to PH Cup Finals
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is back in the PBA Finals just 4 months since it won its first title in 8 years. The Gin Kings defeated the Star Hotshots in Game 7 of their semis series, setting up an all-San Miguel Corporation showdown with the San Miguel Beermen in the Philippine Cup Finals.