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After the long Eid'l Fitr weekend, Filipinos are going back to work – including President Duterte, who has been out of the public spotlight for 6 days, which Malacañang attributed to rest.
In Marawi, the Catholic priest abducted by the Maute Group was reportedly seen alive, as soldiers say around a hundred civilians are still being held hostage by the terrorists.
Read on for today's big stories, and more, in today's wRap.
U.S. Supreme Court upholds part of Trump travel ban
The US Supreme Court on Monday, June 26, partially reinstated Donald Trump's controversial travel ban targeting citizens from 6 predominantly Muslim countries, prompting the president to claim a victory for national security. The court said it would examine the case in full in October but said the ban could now be enforced for travelers from the targeted countries "who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."
Abducted priest seen alive as Mautes hold out in Marawi
Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub, a Catholic priest assigned to Marawi who was abducted by terrorists has been seen alive, the military said Monday, June 26, as troops pressed on with their offensive.
May strikes power deal with Northern Ireland's DUP
British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives struck a deal Monday, June 26, with the Democratic Unionist Party that will allow them to govern despite losing their majority in a general election this month.
DOJ sets up task force for new pork barrel scam probe
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has begun a reinvestigation into the multi-million-peso pork barrel scam, forming a new task force to do the job. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Monday, June 26, said the task force is set up to correct the "miscarriage of justice" in the probe carried out by the Aquino administration.
PH's longest railway to get funding from Japan, possibly China
The Chinese government is seen to fund the P285-billion, 653-kilometer railway that will connect Manila to Sorsogon in Bicol, said Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade. If realized, this would form part of the longest railway project in the country so far.
Top photo: Muslim children climb ropes in a park near the beach while celebrating on the second day of Eid al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in the Israeli Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv on June 26, 2017. Jack Guez/AFP