DepEd postpones school opening to October 5, 2020 | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler – the latest news in the Philippines and around the world:

  • DepEd moves school opening to October 5, 2020. In a surprise move, the Department of Education postpones the class opening for school year 2020-2021 from August 24 to October 5, 2020.
  • Cainta nurse gets P60 daily hazard pay and dies of COVID-19 before receiving it. The Duterte government on Friday, August 14, promised the family of Maria Theresa Cruz – the nurse from Cainta who died of COVID-19 before receiving her hazard pay – that they would get properly compensated, as provided under the law.
  • Philippines in talks for possible purchase of US Moderna vaccine by 2021. Philippine officials are eyeing to purchase the vaccine being developed by United States biotech firm Moderna - one of the front runners in a global effort to develop a potential coronavirus vaccine.
  • Trump promotes false birther theory about Kamala Harris. United States President Donald Trump promotes a false claim against Democratic vice-presidential running mate Kamala Harris.
  • FALSE: 5 die in Tarlac due to COVID-19 vaccine. The information offices of Tarlac province and Tarlac City both deny the claim. –