Today on Rappler – the latest stories in the Philippines and around the world:
Unless there’s ‘big threat,’ PH can wait for IRR before enforcing anti-terror law. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says unless there’s a “big” terror threat, the Philippine government can wait a little longer to implement the anti-terror law.
8 security aides assigned to Medialdea test positive for COVID-19. In a statement, PSG commander Jesus Durante says the aides “did not have any close contact” with President Rodrigo Duterte.
Pro-Duterte blogger Banat By takes over Mocha Uson’s Twitter account. Filipinos online point out the Twitter account of government official Mocha Uson was taken over by another pro-Duterte blogger, Banat By or @BanatByOfficial.
Maria Ressa pleads not guilty to 5th tax case. Ressa is arraigned in a Pasig Regional Trial Court for alleged violation of Section 255 of the tax code or failure to supply correct information related to Rappler’s value-added tax returns for the 2nd quarter of 2015.
FALSE: All coronavirus cash aid to be coursed through GCash. The post from an unofficial DSWD page says those who registered for the government’s emergency subsidy program via the ReliefAgad app will have to claim their cash aid via GCash. – Rappler.com