Today on Rappler – the latest news in the Philippines and around the world:
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III supports to extend the second strictest form of coronavirus lockdown in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, and Rizal. He says MECQ can help decongest hospitals in these areas.
- UP exec resigns after controversial tweet, Esperon orders Parlade, Badoy to stop commenting on community pantries
UP Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa resigns from his post after he drew flak over his ‘death by community pantry’ tweet. NTF-ELCAC’s Antonio Parlade Jr and Lorraine Badoy are ordered to stop commenting on the community pantries.
- Oscars wRap: ‘Nomadland’ wins best picture
‘Nomadland’ wins best picture and best director at the Oscars Monday, April 26, Manila time. Anthony Hopkins wins the best actor trophy for his role as a man battling dementia in ‘The Father.’
The Indian government asks Twitter to take down tweets critical of India’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak. India is in a second wave of the pandemic, with a rate of one COVID-19 death every 4 minutes.
Philippine bet Rabiya Mateo emphasizes the importance of education in her introduction video for the 69th Miss Universe competition. The Miss Universe pageant is scheduled on May 16, or May 17 in Manila time. – Rappler.com