2022 Philippine Elections

Sotto: ‘Constitutional crisis’ if SC grants petitions vs Marcos | Evening wRap

Nick Villavecer
Sotto: ‘Constitutional crisis’ if SC grants petitions vs Marcos | Evening wRap
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Today on Rappler – the latest news in the Philippines and around the world:

Senate President Vicente Sotto III warns of a ‘constitutional crisis’ if the Supreme Court grants the petitions to suspend the canvassing of votes and the proclamation of presumptive president Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr.

The fight for the next leader of the Philippine Senate heats up, with popular lawmakers Cynthia Villar and Juan Miguel ‘Migz’ Zubiri emerging as frontrunners. 

President Rodrigo Duterte avails of a legal midnight appointment for the Supreme Court and picks Maria Filomena Singh of the Court of Appeals.  Singh, 55, will serve 14 years or until 2036 — beyond the term of incoming President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. 

Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk says on Wednesday, May 18, while he voted for Democrats in the past, he will now vote for Republicans.

Vice President Leni Robredo’s youngest daughter Jillian graduates from the New York University Wednesday, May 18, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in mathematics and economics. – Rappler.com

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Nick Villavecer

Nick Villavecer is a multimedia producer for Rappler where he produces newscasts, explainers, and short documentaries. From 2016 to August 2020, he was a researcher, writer, and segment producer for ABS-CBN's Current Affairs division, producing stories on human interest, public health issues, natural disasters, crimes, accidents, and emergency-preparedness.