Today on Rappler – the latest news in the Philippines and around the world:
The COVID-19 pandemic plunges the Philippine economy to its worst contraction since World War II with gross domestic product falling by 9.5% in 2020.
The Philippine Food and Drug Administration or FDA issues an emergency use authorization for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine.
After the publication of an erroneous list of alleged communist militant rebels slain by the military, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana orders the military’s intelligence chief fired.
Police chief General Debold Sinas initially skips the anticipated Senate probe into killings under the Duterte administration Thursday, January 28. Senate panel chair Senator Richard Gordon is not pleased with Sinas’ absence.
The Philippines tops the world again for time spent using social media this year, making it the 6th straight year it has done so. – Rappler.com