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Today on Rappler.
- Vice President Jejomar Binay satisfaction ratings drop to an all-time low.
- The US takes custody of a Marine suspected in a transgender Filipino’s death.
- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is back.
SWS: VP BINAY’S SATISFACTION RATINGS DROP 15%
Vice President Jejomar Binay net satisfaction ratings plunge to an all-time low from 67% in June to 52% in September.
Polling firm Social Weather Stations or SWS says 70% are satisfied with Binay’s performance…
while 12% are undecided and 17% dissatisfied.
Despite the drop Binay still enjoys higher net satisfaction ratings compared to other officials:
Senate President Frank Drilon at 36%, House Speaker Sonny Belmonte at 13%, and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno at 10%.
US TAKES CUSTODY OF OLONGAPO SLAY SUSPECT
The United States takes custody of a US Marine suspected of murdering a transgender Filipino in Olongapo City.
Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton was last seen with Jeffrey Laude known as Jennifer to friends.
In a statement issued Tuesday, the US embassy says Pemberton will remain on board the ship USS Peleliu while the probe is ongoing.
Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario says the Philippines could ask the US to “waive custody” over the serviceman who broke Philippine law.
It will take at least two to 3 weeks before charges can be filed against Pemberton and will depend on the release of autopsy reports on Laude’s body.
CATAPANG: AFP READY TO RESCUE GERMAN HOSTAGES
Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Gregorio Catapang says troops are ready to rescue German hostages held in the southern island of Sulu as soon as they are given the order.
Local terrorist group Abu Sayyaf is asking for P250 million in ransom.
It also demands that Germany withdraw from the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS.
The Abu Sayyaf threatens to kill one of the hostages if its demands are not met.
GEN. GREGORIO CATAPANG, AFP CHIEF: Basta pag in-order-an kaming i-rescue, we will conduct a rescue.
(Once we’re given orders to rescue, we will conduct a rescue.)
Watch Carmela Fonbuena’s full report.
KIM JONG-UN RESURFACES AFTER 6 WEEKS
Kim Jong-un is back.
The North Korean leader resurfaces Tuesday after a 6-week disappearance.. walking with a cane.
Kim’s prolonged absence fueled speculations that he could be suffering from gout, diabetes, a broken ankle, or a leadership coup.
He dropped out of sight after attending a music concert with his wife in Pyongyang on September 3.
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VATICAN SHOWS MORE TOLERANCE FOR GAYS, REMARRIAGE
The Church may be relaxing its rigid stance on homosexuality and marriage.
A meeting was held at the Vatican Monday with pastoral leaders to recognize “positive aspects of civil unions and cohabitation.”
Vatican expert John Thavis describes the meeting as a “pastoral earthquake”.
A final document on the gathering is expected to be released after a week.
NOBEL ECONOMICS PRIZE GOES TO FRANCE’S JEAN TIROLE
The Nobel Prize in Economics goes to Jean Tirole
for his analysis on big companies, market power and regulation.
The jury says one of his biggest works is his insight on how market dominance works across different industries.
His findings come at a time when tech giants Amazon and Google wield tremendous market power.
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