Daily News Highlights – July 10, 2016 Edition

Aika Rey

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  1. Palace to critics: Show proof

    Malacañang told critics of its anti-drug campaign to show proof that alleged human rights violations have been committed. Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella also said that the Duterte administration is open to any probe into the rising number of “drug personalities” killed in recent weeks.

    Read more about the Palace’s response to critics.

    Malacañang also welcomes mandatory drug testing for all government workers.

  2. Mayor Estrada: Rid the city of drugs

    In the city of Manila, Mayor Joseph Estrada ordered police to “go all out and rid the city of illegal drugs.” Following this order, the Manila Police District is now prioritizing the arrest of 82 drug suspects.

    Here’s more on Manila’s campaign against drugs.

  3. A look at Leni Robredo’s 1st week as VP

    Vice President Leni Robredo started her first week in office with an informal chat with President Rodrigo Duterte at Camp Aguinaldo. By the end of the week, she became part of his Cabinet as head of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council.

    Take a look at a wrap of Robredo’s 1st week as Vice President.

  4. Customs chief to review salaries

    Bureau of Customs (BOC) chief Nicanor Faeldon said he would prioritize reviewing his employees’ salaries, which are “really not competitive.” Faeldon also assured them that even though the BOC has been tagged as a corrupt agency, he will still give employees the benefit of the doubt.

    Get more details about Faeldon’s plans.

  5. Southwest monsoon brings more rains

    The southwest monsoon is bringing more rains to parts of Luzon this weekend, with Zambales and Bataan the most affected. Metro Manila will also have occasional rains.

    Check out the latest weather forecast.

    Read about the floods and landslides in Zambales.

  6. Which countries back Beijing?

    As the Philippines awaits an arbitral tribunal’s ruling on its case against China, coming on July 12, Rappler takes a look at which countries are supporting Beijing.

    Find out here.

  7. Beware: Malware-hit version of Pokemon Go

    Heads up – there’s an infected version of the popular Pokemon Go app for Android. This malware-filled version was posted to a malicious file repository service less than 72 hours after the game’s initial release in New Zealand and Australia.

    Read more about the malware-filled version of Pokemon Go.

  8. France, Canada to face off in finals

    France and Canada will face off in the finals of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila for a ticket to the 2016 Rio Olympics. France defeated Turkey to advance to the finals, while Canada edged out New Zealand.

    Get the recap of the France-Turkey game and the Canada-New Zealand game.

    Though New Zealand lost to Canada, it still has much to be proud of.

  9. Serena Williams gets 22nd Grand Slam

    Serena Williams clinched her 22nd Grand Slam title as she defeated Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final. With the win, she tied Steffi Graf’s Open Era record of Grand Slam titles. It was also Serena’s 7th Wimbledon crown.

    Here’s what Serena said about her latest feat.

    Serena also won the Wimbledon doubles title with her sister, Venus.

  10. Exploring Kalinga culture

    Earlier this year, a writer and researcher from the UK visited Tabuk in Kalinga province in the Philippines. There, she was able to talk to Lasoy, one of the few surviving members of her generation with compulsory Kalinga tattoos.

    Here’s Lasoy’s story.

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Aika Rey

Aika Rey is a business reporter for Rappler. She covered the Senate of the Philippines before fully diving into numbers and companies. Got tips? Find her on Twitter at @reyaika or shoot her an email at aika.rey@rappler.com.