Dear Rappler reader,
It was a week of controversial decisions. Following his stunning defeat from Australia's Jeff Horn, Filipino boxer-legislator Manny Pacquiao says he felt he was 'set up.' The Supreme Court of the Philippines upholds President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Duterte says he will not lift martial law before his State of the Nation Address on July 24.
Below are the big stories we think you shouldn't miss.
Pacquiao: 'I felt I was set up'
SC upholds Duterte's martial law in Mindanao
Voting 11-3-1, the Supreme Court (SC) upheld the constitutionality of President Rodrigo Duterte's martial law declaration in Mindanao in a landmark ruling on Tuesday, July 4.
Duterte won't lift martial law before SONA
President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday, July 7, he is not lifting martial law in Mindanao before his State of the Nation Address on July 24, adding that he depended on the armed forces and police to give him an accurate assessment of the situation in Marawi City.
LIVE: Day 1 of Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness
Day 1 of the Agos summit highlights climate action initiated by the youth and women, and LGU preparedness efforts like the #MMShakeDrill.
LIVE: Day 2 of Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness
The second day of the Agos Summit covers a broad range of topics on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. Agos eBayanihan will also be relaunched
What's The Big Idea? Scientist writes children's books for girls
Ateneo professor Didith Rodrigo has written or co-written numerous scientific papers in her fields – computer science and learning. But she half-jokes her most important writing is her series of children’s books. Her purpose? To get more girls into science and technology.
Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Whom to trust – journalists or social media stars?