Philippines logs 492 more Omicron cases | Evening wRap

Nick Villavecer
Philippines logs 492 more Omicron cases | Evening wRap
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The Philippine health department on Wednesday, January 19, reports the detection of 492 cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

The 1Sambayan opposition coalition endorses seven of the 12 senatorial aspirants backed by presidential bet and Vice President Leni Robredo.

A Rappler investigation shows that the supporter base of presidential aspirant Bongbong Marcos wants to dominate Twitter with the use of mainly newly-created and revived accounts. This, after taking over major social media platforms for their propaganda work the past years.

Filipino tennis fans get a surprise Wednesday, January 19, as Fil-Australian Lizette Cabrera triumphs over Fil-Canadian Leylah Fernandez in a ‘Pinay blood’ doubles duel.

Nostalgia and teenage angst collide for the upcoming When We Were Young music festival, as it showcases top headliners of the early 2000s emo and pop-punk era. –

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Nick Villavecer

Nick Villavecer is a multimedia producer for Rappler where he produces newscasts, explainers, and short documentaries. From 2016 to August 2020, he was a researcher, writer, and segment producer for ABS-CBN's Current Affairs division, producing stories on human interest, public health issues, natural disasters, crimes, accidents, and emergency-preparedness.