Today on Rappler – the latest news in the Philippines and around the world:
Three suspects behind the gruesome rape-slay of transgender man Ebeng Mayor are arrested. The police are now investigating them for committing a hate crime.
The health department on Monday, May 24, turns down a proposal to devote 90% of the Philippines’ COVID-19 vaccine supply to Metro Manila, citing the need to distribute scarce shots to other regions as well.
Commission on Higher Education or CHED chairman Prospero de Vera III hits back at critics, saying they didn’t understand what a flexible learning system is. This comes after de Vera drew flak over his statement that ‘flexible learning is here to stay’ even after the pandemic.
The ceasefire between Israel and Hamas continues into its third day Sunday, May 23. Egyptian mediators speak to all sides about extending the period of calm after the worst outbreak of fighting.
Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco calls out the team behind Miss Universe Canada 2020 Nova Stevens for being ‘ungrateful, vile, and professional users,’ saying they have used and scammed him for the past three years. – Rappler.com