Today on Rappler – the latest news in the Philippines and around the world:
President Rodrigo Duterte finally shows up after a nearly two-week absence from the public eye. In his address Monday, April 12, he denies having any health condition that prevents him from running the country.
Senator Leila de Lima blasts President Rodrigo Duterte for insulting her in public instead of explaining why he was missing in action for almost two weeks.
The Philippine National Police says it will stop arresting quarantine violators in areas under modified enhanced community quarantine or MECQ starting Monday, April 12.
In the United States, a police officer mistakenly shot a young Black man instead of using Taser. Daunte Wright was shot in Minneapolis Sunday, April 11, after he stopped his vehicle for a traffic violation.
BTS' first all-English song ‘Dynamite’ hits one billion YouTube views Monday, April 12. Meantime, BLACKPINK's Rosé breaks two new Guinness World Records after the release of her solo album 'R.' – Rappler.com