Today on Rappler – the latest news in the Philippines and around the world:
Former Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio accepts President Rodrigo Duterte’s dare to debate with him on the West Philippine Sea issue.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, May 5, orders the police to arrest anyone caught not wearing their mask properly. He says police can keep violators detained for 9 hours.
The Philippine Statistics Authority on Thursday, May 6, says the unemployment rate went down to 7.1% in March 2021 as lockdown restrictions eased during the period.
India reports more than 412,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, May 6, and almost 4,000 deaths, as a second wave of infections swamps the health system and spreads from cities into the countryside.
Miss Universe Canada 2020 Nova Stevens on May 4, Tuesday, calls out racist comments she’s been receiving from some Filipino pageant fans. – Rappler.com