Dear Rappler readers,
August, in the Chinese lunar calendar, is ‘ghost’ month. But even as the month comes to an end, the ghosts of past sins continue to haunt, and old wounds continue to fester.
President Rodrigo Duterte says that an emissary of the family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos relayed a message to him: they are willing to return some of their wealth to the government, which includes some gold bars.
The Senate’s probe into the smuggling issue of shabu shipments and an alleged involvement by the President’s son Paolo Duterte causes a stir between two senators. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses Senator Richard Gordon of ‘lawyering’ for the younger Duterte and presidential son-in-law Manases Carpio. Gordon threatens to file an ethics complaint against his fellow senator.
Facing an impeachment complaint, COMELEC chairman Andres Bautista remains hopeful he will weather the storm. “Mukhang kakayanin,” he says. Bautista is accused of undeclared wealth.
The Southeast Asian Games comes to a close, yet the Philippine’s medal tally leaves much to be desired as it amassed only 26 medals – the worst finish since 1999.
Climate change takes its toll on Houston, Texas, as monster hurricane Harvey causes massive flooding – one of the worst in recent US history.
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The President says he ‘accepts’ the Marcoses’ explanation for why they kept ill-gotten wealth ‘whether or not it is true’
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.
Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon says he is not out to protect President Rodrigo Duterte but he is only after the truth in the P6.4-million shabu shipment from China
Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says he can explain the allegations against him in an impeachment complaint filed at the House of Representatives
The Filipino delegation fails to match its 29-gold medal output from the 2015 and 2013 Games, despite setting a target of 50 gold medals for this year
US President Donald Trump says he will visit the Lone Star State as soon as he can do so ‘without causing disruption’
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon talks to Rappler about the rule of law, the future of the political opposition under the Duterte administration, and the drug-related killings.
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