Here’s a Heads Up from reportr on top news stories that you need to know today, July 1:
MARCOS ASSUMES PRESIDENCY
- Here’s a blow-by-blow account of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s inauguration.
- Here’s the full text of his inauguration address, as well as the highlights.
- Here’s how the new President referenced his father, the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos Sr.
- Here’s how he plans to address the COVID pandemic.
- Here are the inspirations and symbolism behind the First Family’s Inauguration Day fashion.
- Here’s what Filipinos want to hear from their new leader, based on interviews from the crowd at the inauguration venue.
- Here’s what happened during the traditional salubong between Duterte and Marcos that symbolizes the peaceful transition of power.
NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted her support for Rappler and its CEO Maria Ressa, saying shutting it down would be a disservice to Filipinos who need truthful information.
- Former president Rodrigo Duterte’s first act as a private citizen was to go to Greenbelt mall. He was expected to fly home to Davao City late on Thursday.
- “Head held high”, former Vice President Leni Robredo’s daughter, Jillian, said she was happy to welcome her back as a full-time mother.
- Two storms are enhancing the southwest monsoon as Tropical Depression Domeng forms over east of North Luzon.
- These ING Bank services are available only until Aug. 31.
- Disgraced R&B star R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison for child sex crime, a milestone for the #MeToo movement.