Today on Rappler – the latest news in the Philippines and around the world:
Financial statements and notices obtained by Rappler show the controversial supplier Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corporation is poised to earn at least 2 billion more in additional pandemic contracts in 2021.
Budget deliberations at the House of Representatives show no funds have been allocated for health workers’ allowances in 2022.
The governors of New York and New Jersey declare a state of emergency late on Wednesday, September 1, or Thursday, September 2 Manila time. Record-breaking rains from tropical storm Ida led to flooding and hazardous conditions on the roads, with the media reporting at least six deaths.
Filipino pole vaulter EJ Obiena clinches the world number 5 ranking on Thursday, September 2, days after he shattered his own national record.
Actress LJ Reyes says she’s distanced herself completely from ex-boyfriend Paolo Contis, following the end of their 6-year relationship. – Rappler.com