Today on Rappler – the latest news in the Philippines and around the world:
The Philippines reports a new record-high of 22,366 fresh COVID-19 cases in one day on Monday, August 30. This is the fifth straight day the new cases recorded by the Department of Health exceeded the 15,000-mark.
Government documents obtained by Rappler show the Philippine government’s biggest supplier of medical goods during the COVID-19 pandemic has links to President Rodrigo Duterte’s former economic adviser, Michael Yang.
Senator Bong Go on Monday, August 30, declines the endorsement of a PDP-Laban faction for him to run for president in the 2022 elections.
Vice President Leni Robredo tells President Rodrigo Duterte that if he is truly serious about ending corruption in government, he must show his net worth first.
The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples-Cordillera Administrative Region says online learning platform Nas Academy did not get the consent of Whang-Od in the creation of a traditional tattooing course. – Rappler.com