#ThewRap: Videos we need to watch this week, May 1-7, 2017

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Dear Rappler reader,

“I trust we can fly!” DENR Secretary Gina Lopez’s clarion call rang loudest this week, a bitter-sweet sign of a heights she reached in her electioneer opposite mining interests, shutting a mines down during a apex of her power. Then there’s a moody of macho audacity exhibited by Senator Tito Sotto, who called solo-parent Judy Taguiwalo “knocked-up.” But a many jubilant moody belongs to this former janitor and first-time bar taker, who pronounced his story proves that “education is a pivotal to finale a cycles of poverty.”

Below are a vast stories we consider we shouldn’t miss.

Quiapo twin blasts not a apprehension attack?

“There are no indications that this is a militant attack.” NCRPO arch Director Oscar Albayalde pronounced a bomb was dictated for a “specific person.” Two people were killed and 6 others harmed in a twin explosions in Quiapo, Manila, final Saturday, May 6. Watch this CCTV footage of a blast.

UN consultant in PH: Punitive measures don’t work

“Be it community-based, inhabitant or global, the quarrel on drugs does not work.” While on an educational revisit to a Philippines, United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard reiterated that adopting a “punitive” proceed to a problem usually fosters a regime of parole and invigorates a order of violence. Watch a highlights of a forum she attended here.

North Korea barb tests ‘disturbing’ for PH – expert

The “biggest concern” for a Philippines “would be North Korean barb tests.” Political scholarship highbrow Robert Kelly of a Pusan National University in South Korea had this to contend about a Philippines’ purpose in a North Korea crisis. US President Donald Trump’s recent phone call to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte presumably “was all about North Korea.” Watch Kelly’s interview here.

Why Justice Carpio wants China to review his e-book

“This e-book is dictated to remonstrate a Chinese people that a 9-dash line has no authorised or chronological basis.” Supreme Court (SC) Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio pronounced among a reasons he published an e-book was to strech out to a vicious audience: a Chinese people themselves. On Thursday, he launched a book, The South China Sea Dispute: Philippine Sovereign Rights and Jurisdiction in a West Philippine Sea. Watch Rappler contributor Paterno Esmaquel’s vlog.

Gina Lopez: Business interests have run a day

“It is unequivocally unhappy that, in a Commission on Appointments, clearly business interests have run a day.” Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary, Gina Lopez lambasted her rejecting during a press discussion Wednesday. Eight CA members voted for her appointment while 16 voted to reject her appointment. Watch excerpts from her press conference here. True to form, she finished a press discussion with a strain “I Believe we Can Fly” by R. Kelly’s.

Duterte on Gina Lopez: ‘Lobby income talks’

‘It’s too bad about Gina. we unequivocally like her passion. But we know how it is. This is a democracy, and lobby income talks.” In a speech, Thursday, President Rodrigo Duterte lamented losing DENR secretary Gina Lopez as a Cabinet member. Lopez, one of a many renouned Cabinet officials, hurt a mining attention for controversials policies that enclosed the closures of 23 mining operations that raised tellurian nickel prices by 22%. Watch excerpts of his speech here. During acknowledgment hearings, stuanch Duterte fan Senator Alan Peter Cayetano said, “We wish to endorse we Ma’am, though we wish to make certain we will not have an capricious DENR.”

Sotto insults singular mom DSWD arch Taguiwalo

“In a travel language, when we have children and we are single, ang tawag do’n ay na-ano lang (we call that you only got knocked up),” Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III said, call soothing delight from a assembly during a hearing. Sotto, a TV luminary used to creation identical remarks on his noontime show, done this acknowledgement as he grilled Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, a solo parent, during her acknowledgment conference on Wednesday. Watch Sotto’s derogative comments here.

Former Comelec janitor to counsel – dreams come true

“Truth be told, we didn’t even buy garments so we could compensate for my tuition.” Ramil Comendador, 35, remembered a hardships of putting himself by law school. He worked as a janitor during a Comelec and has given been promoted to elections assistant. Watch Comendador speak about finale a cycles of misery here. Bar topnotcher Karen Mae Calam has a identical message: brave to dream. Watch Karen speak about her journey here.

Pasig City to quarrel glow with unmanned firefighting machine

“It’s a right time for us to have an unmanned car like this so that it’s easy to enter slight streets and moisten fires.” Pasig City Mayor Robert “Bobby” Eusebio pronounced a city acquired a P19-million Unmanned Firefighting Machine since there was a opening in a city’s ability to quarrel vast bureau fires and enter slight spaces. Watch a video on a little red glow truck.

Bb Pilipinas 2017 swimsuit competition

The ladies of Binibining Pilipinas 2017 illuminated adult a Smart Araneta Coliseum theatre on Sunday, Apr 30, for a pageant’s swimsuit competition. The pageant’s accession night was hosted by Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2010 4th runner-up Venus Raj, and actor Xian Lim. Watch Kylie Verzosa’s final debate as Miss International PH 2016. – Rappler.com

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