Hello Rappler readers,
We start off Sunday with breaking news: President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an Executive Order (EO) for transparency in all offices under the executive branch. It's a major step for Freedom of Information (FOI). Malacañang's announcement of that EO comes just a day ahead of the President's first State of the Nation Address (SONA), which happens on the same day as a Mass for victims of extrajudicial killings.
Below are the big stories we think you shouldn't miss.
Duterte signs EO for FOI
It's official: President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an Executive Order on Freedom of Information (FOI). The order covers all offices under the executive branch.
Mass set ahead of Duterte's 1st SONA
Ramos is PH envoy for China talks
Mining: What Duterte, Lopez have said
Most LP members to join PDP-Laban bloc in House
Clinton running mate wows crowds
Tim Kaine, the running mate of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, definitely made a good impression during his speech in Miami. Kaine blasted the foreign policy ideas of Clinton's rival Donald Trump, and even spoke in fluent Spanish.