Today on Rappler – the latest news in the Philippines and around the world:
Nearly 4,000 new cases bring PH coronavirus tally close to 90,000. The country also reported a record-high number of new recoveries, 38,089 – bringing a steep rise of total recoveries to 65,078 on Thursday.
PH summons Malaysian envoy over foreign minister's remarks on Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., Sabah. Locsin made the announcement in a tweet on Thursday morning, July 30, a day after Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein called his remarks on the Sabah issue as "irresponsible" and damaging to bilateral relations with Malaysia.
Hong Kong activists arrested under new security law. Police say student-activists aged between 16 and 21 are arrested on suspicion of organizing and inciting secession.
Lawmakers slam Big Tech as CEOs grilled at antitrust hearing. Representative David Cicilline, chairman of the House antitrust subcommittee, calls tech giants 'the emperors of online economy' whose powers must not go unchecked and to which users must not bow to.