The Senate blue ribbon committee reveals it can no longer contact the Pharmally executive who admitted that the firm changed the expiry date of face shields delivered to the Philippine government. A political analyst says presidential candidates who came from poor backgrounds no longer appeal to voters. Vice Pres. Leni Robredo remains hopeful that the opposition's unification talks for the 2022 elections will still prosper. Ejay Falcon confirms that he is running for vice governor of Oriental Mindoro. Small business owners and workers pin hopes on the further easing of COVID-19 restrictions as more doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrive in the Philippines. Two Sorsogon city jail inmates compose a song to ease their longing for their loved ones. A Dominican sister from Pangasinan spreads the word of God through TikTok.