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Dear Rappler reader,

This year's winning Miss Earth candidate Manila's Karen Ibasco embodies the pageant's values with her smart answers. The Metro Manila earthquake shake drill improves on last year's weaknesses by addressing key communication issues. Find out more about the enigmatic, larger-than-life former Manila Mayor Arsenio Lacson through his latest biography. And Justice Antonio Carpio and former Foreign Affairs Chief Albert del Rosario debunk myths and call on the Philippines to lead a year after the country's landmark victory in the Hague.

Below are the big stories we think you shouldn't miss.

Miss Philippines Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco's winning answers

This year's Miss Earth Philippines Karen Ibasco urges the public to stop spreading fake news, and pushes for a carbon tax in the country. She will represent the country in the international Miss Earth 2017 pageant in November.

Communication lines established faster in #MMShakeDrill 2017

This year's Metro Manila Shake Drill made sure rescuers were equipped with proper communication equipment.

What's Arsenio Lacson: The mayor who would be president

Athletic and abrasive, Arsenio Lacson cut a towering figure in Manila as the 'tough-talking man with a big heart'. Rappler anchor Coco Alcuaz explores the big idea behind the Lacson biography by lawyer Jun Brioso.

Justice Carpio: Talk to China or go to war? 'False option

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says 'Those who raise the issue of war with China either do not understand the 3-warfare strategy of China, or simply are scaring Filipino people to make them submit to China.

PH urged to 'reassume leadership' a year after Hague ruling


"Even today, countries hope for us to lead from our position of strength," says ex-Foreign Affairs chief Albert del Rosario. - Rappler.com

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