Today on Rappler – the latest news in the Philippines and around the world:
President Rodrigo Duterte believes face shield use should be limited to hospitals. This contradicts the stance of the health department and the pandemic task force.
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, mouthpiece of controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, is a step closer to being a member of the United Nations’ International Law Commission.
Veteran human rights lawyer Chel Diokno announces he is running for office in 2022, but did not indicate the position he wants. This, after opposition coalition 1Sambayan named him as one of its bets for president or vice president.
A US hospital gives the first infusion of an expensive, controversial new Alzheimer’s drug from biotechnology company Biogen to a 70-year old man. Mark Archambault is the first patient treated with the drug, Aduhelm.
Facebook and Instagram start tagging pages of government media organizations as ‘state-controlled media.’ Facebook explains the labeling: ‘This publisher may be partially or wholly under the editorial control of a state.’ – Rappler.com