Today on Rappler:
President Rodrigo Duterte says 'shutting up' about the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights seems to have paid off. The Commission on Appointments confirms Sheriff Abas as chairperson of the Commission on Elections. Special Assistant to the President Bong Go says efforts to label President Rodrigo Duterte as a misogynist are obviously politically-motivated. The Philippine National Police wants to join the annual Balikatan exercises of Filipino and American soldiers. North Korea gears up for the destruction of one of its nuclear test sites.