Maria Ressa, CEO of Philippine news site Rappler, is found guilty of libel by a Manila court over a 2012 story linking a businessman to various crimes. She faces up to six years in prison.
The Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines upholds a previous appeal to invalidate online news website Rappler's operating license for violating constitutional foreign equity restrictions on mass media ownership, thus ordering the website's termination. Rappler co-founder and 2021 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Maria Ressa says that her company will contest the ruling in court.
The Philippines braces for the impact of Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda) which is expected to pass over the capital Manila causing flooding. Thousands have fled to evacuation centres and ports and airports in the country are closed
A dismissed police inspector hijacks a coach belonging to Hong Thai Travel and its 25 Hong Kong tourists in Manila, the capital of the Philippines in order to demand his reinstatement. He is later shot dead by the police. At least 7 hostages are killed and 2 others severely injured.