Senators: Defund anti-red task force for community pantry red-tagging | Evening wRap

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Some Philippine senators want to defund the government’s anti-communist insurgency task force after persistently red-tagging community pantry organizers.

The United States strongly advises its citizens against traveling to the Philippines, where a drastic increase in coronavirus cases has been reported in recent weeks. 

The Philippines ranks 138th out of 180 nations in the Reporters Without Borders' or RSF World Press Freedom Index for 2021.

The Korean pop superstars of BTS send a special shout out to their Filipino fans.

A video claiming Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the imprisonment of former senator Sonny Trillanes is FALSE. –