Assured of bronze, Petecio 1st Filipina boxer to win Olympic medal | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler – the latest news in the Philippines and around the world:

Nesthy Petecio secures at least a bronze medal for the Philippines in the quadrennial meet’s featherweight event at the Tokyo Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, becoming the first Filipina boxer to win an Olympic medal.

Vice President Leni Robredo meets with potential 2022 presidential race contenders, senators Richard Gordon, Panfilo Lacson and Tito Sotto. Her spokesperson says this is part of the Vice President’s effort to build the 'broadest unity' possible in 2022. 

Fifty-one police officers that were deployed to different parts of Quezon City during the President’s State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 26, test positive for COVID-19.

  • 46% of Filipinos to skip 2022 polls if COVID-19 cases are high – survey

A recent Pulse Asia survey reveals nearly half of Filipinos are unwilling to vote on May 9, 2022, if their barangays still log a high number of COVID-19 cases at the time.

Ben&Ben is reuniting with Moira dela Torre for another collaboration. The collaboration, which will be released on Friday, July 30, will be the band’s third single from their sophomore album. – Rappler.com