Today on Rappler – the latest news in the Philippines and around the world:
The Philippine government allows children aged 5 and above in outdoor areas like al fresco dining establishments, outdoor tourist sites, beaches, hiking trails, and playgrounds.
The World Bank apologizes to the Philippine government and takes down a report on its website describing poor learning results among Filipino students.
Political party PDP-Laban expels its own vice chairman, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi for allegedly supporting the presidential candidacy of a party outsider – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. Meanwhile, photos of Senators Ping Lacson and Tito Sotto in Barasoain Church surface online – an announcement from the potential 2022 running mates would be forthcoming.
Pole vaulter EJ Obiena and judoka Kiyomi Watanabe are chosen as the Philippines’ opening ceremony flag bearers in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Global K-pop sensation BTS drops the music video to their latest English-language single ‘Permission To Dance’ on Friday, July 9. – Rappler.com