Dear Rappler readers,
It is said that misfortune comes in threes. This week is a classic example of tragic trilogies.
It was a busy week for the Philippine Senate as it carried on a series of probes. Three highlights: the spat between senators Richard Gordon and Antonio Trillanes over the latter’s “unparliamentary” behavior, the buzz over Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte’s “triad” tattoo, and the millions of pesos in the younger Duterte’s bank accounts.
North America continues to be battered by 3 consecutive hurricanes - Harvey the week before, Irma this week, and Jose, who threatens to follows Irma’s path.
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Carl Arnaiz: Smart, skilled, every parent's dream
People who know Carl Arnaiz say the teenager would find a way to smile even when he seemed lonely at times. He disliked house chores but was responsible in his obligations.
NBI, CHR perform autopsy on 14-year-old Reynaldo de Guzman
Dr Carlomagno Yalung of the NBI says that the overlapping wounds on Reynaldo de Guzman's body has made it difficult for their team to confirm how many times the teenager was stabbed
'Committee de absuwelto'? Gordon, Trillanes face off in smuggling probe
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses Senator Richard Gordon of 'lawyering' for Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and presidential son-in-law Manases Carpio. Gordon threatens to file an ethics complaint against his fellow senator.
'Ano kami, uto-uto?' Paolo Duterte's lawyer hits Trillanes
'That's a big insult. Why do you have to play his game?' says Paolo Duterte's counsel, Rainier Madrid, in response to the challenge of the opposition senator for the presidential son to bare his tattoo in a Senate inquiry
Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio have millions in accounts – Trillanes
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he plans to file a case against the presidential son over his alleged ill-gotten wealth
Hurricane Irma shatters multiple records
The Category Five super-storm has generated winds averaging 295 kilometers per hour (183 miles per hour) for more than 33 hours, longer than any cyclone of comparable power ever recorded
1.3M join pope's mass in Colombia's ex-'narco city'
In Medellin he urges the Church to get out its comfort zone in order to confront challenges such as Colombia's peace process
Top photo: Newly arrived Rohingya refugees scuffle for relief supplies at Kutupalong refugee camp in the Bangladeshi locality of Ukhia on September 9, 2017. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP