Hidilyn's gold outshines Duterte's last SONA | Evening wRap

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Hidilyn Diaz makes Olympic history as she wins the Philippines’ first gold in the Tokyo Olympics, claiming the top prize in the women’s 55 kilogram weightlifting, Monday, July 26.

Facing the possibility of an investigation into his bloody drug war, President Rodrigo Duterte taunts the International Criminal Court during his final State of the Nation Address or SONA, Monday, July 26.

No one dares to challenge the Senate presidency of Vicente Sotto III as the upper chamber reopens session a mere 48 hours since a close ally revealed a supposed plot to oust him.

The health department on Sunday, July 25, reports 55 new cases of the highly infectious Delta COVID-19 variant. This brings the total number of confirmed Delta variant cases in the Philippines to 119.

K-pop girl group Red Velvet confirms on Monday, July 26, it is starting promotions for its August comeback with the launch of the 'Queens Mystic General Store' project. – Rappler.com