Duterte pardons US marine Pemberton | Evening wRap

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte grants ‘absolute pardon’ to United States Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton, clearing the way for his early release. Foreign Secretary Teddyboy Locsin announces this in a tweet Monday, September 7.

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says Monday, September 7, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources project not only focuses on aesthetics but also supposedly protects the environment.

A research group from the country’s state university says the COVID-19 curve for virus epicenter Metro Manila has flattened. But experts from the Octa Research Group of the University of the Philippines warn the government and the public against being complacent.

Malacañang on Monday, September 7, urges the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board or MTRCB to ‘consider’ the views of lawmakers on its announcement it wanted to begin regulating content on on-demand streaming platforms.

Novak Djokovic is dramatically disqualified from the US Open on Sunday, September 6, after striking a female lines judge with a ball in frustration during his last-16 match. – Rappler.com