Today on Rappler – the latest news in the Philippines and around the world:
Former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile on Monday, May 17, advises President Rodrigo Duterte to ‘avoid irritating China’ amid tension in the West Philippine Sea, affirming his support to the government’s diplomatic policy towards the Asian giant.
The Philippine Red Cross on Monday, May 17, clarifies it will not sell COVID-19 vaccines, after its chairman, Senator Richard Gordon, says the organization will be offering two doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for P3,500.
Lawmakers on Monday, May 17, question how health experts in the Philippines came up with their recommendation against the use of anti-parasitic drug ivermectin for COVID-19 treatment.
United States President Joe Biden presses for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. This comes as Biden faces growing pressure from lawmakers in his own Democratic Party to be more vocal.
Pop superstar Ariana Grande ties the knot with her fiancé Dalton Gomez in a small and ‘intimate’ ceremony. The couple got engaged in December 2020. – Rappler.com