Today on Rappler – the latest news in the Philippines and around the world:
The health department on Tuesday, July 20, says the Philippines now has 8 active cases of the more virulent COVID-19 Delta variant, after their RT-PCR tests yielded positive results again.
Senator Koko Pimentel on Monday, July 19, says the power grab playing out in PDP-Laban is a cautionary tale for Philippine political parties and can do harm to democracy and electoral politics.
Vice President Leni Robredo on Tuesday, July 20, says she is currently in 'exploratory talks' with politicians whose names are being floated as potential presidential bets in the 2022 elections.
A public health expert says the so-called bubble to control COVID-19 infections at the Olympic Athlete's Village in Tokyo is already 'broken' and poses a risk of spreading infections to the general public.
Pop star Britney Spears says she would not perform again while her father retains control over her career. In an Instagram post, Spears says the conservatorship she has been under for 13 years 'killed my dreams.' – Rappler.com