Today on Rappler:
The Supreme Court en banc upholds the acquittal of Pampanga Representative Gloria Arroyo in her plunder case. Senator Leila de Lima admits that the notarization of her affidavits was not done face to face with notary public Maria Cecile Tresvalles-Cabalo. At least 25 people are killed in a bus accident in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija. Abu Sayyaf leader Radullon Sahiron sends feelers for his surrender. United States Vice President Mike Pence reiterates his country's commitment to the security of Japan.