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Hontiveros, Marcoleta spar over ABS-CBN shutdown | The wRap
Hontiveros, Marcoleta spar over ABS-CBN shutdown | The wRap
The wRap highlights: Hontiveros and Marcoleta, Erwin Tulfo, and BTS RM

Today on Rappler – the latest news in the Philippines and around the world:

Senator Risa Hontiveros and SAGIP Representative Rodante Marcoleta clash on the issue of press freedom, as Commission on Audit Chairman Gamaliel Cordoba faces the Commission on Appointments over his role in the shutdown of ABS-CBN in May 2020.

The subpoena served on suspended Bureau of Corrections Director General Gerald Bantag for the investigation on broadcaster Percy Lapid’s death, used the wrong middle name. 

A Caloocan court convicts Patrolman Jefrey Perez for the planting of evidence and torture of drug war victims Carl Angelo Arnaiz and Reynaldo de Guzman.

The Commission on Appointments defers the confirmation of Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Erwin Tulfo over his American citizenship and a libel conviction.  

Cristiano Ronaldo parts with Manchester United ‘with immediate effect.’ The Premier League club confirms the news in a statement, thanking Ronaldo for his contributions and wishing him well. 

Martika Ramirez Escobar’s ‘Leonor Will Never Die’ is nominated for best international film at the 2023 Spirit Awards in California.

BTS releases an identity film for R-M’s upcoming solo album ‘Indigo.’ The 45-second video teases ARMYs on what to expect for the BTS leader’s release. —

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