#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, November 6-12, 2017

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This week, the Philippines prepares for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, shortly after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meet in Vietnam. At APEC, President Rodrigo Duterte finally met United States President Donald Trump, held bilateral talks with China’s President Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario criticizes the ‘lack of leadership’ in the ASEAN as he scores the 10-member bloc for failing to stress the need for international law.

Earlier this week, Malacañang urged Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to resign. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he’s filing a libel case after ThinkingPinoy blogger RJ Nieto shared a “fake news” on Trump supposedly calling the senator a “little narco.” Duterte asked Dangerous Drugs Board chief Dionisio Santiago to resign after the latter criticized the administration’s approach to drug rehabilitation.

In other news from the rest of the world: More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors, bringing the famed name to the Arab world for the first time. Mexican women fight violence with boys’ own game – football. And Pope Francis took snap-happy bishops, priests and pilgrims to task, telling them mass was a time for prayer, not an opportunity to whip out camera phones.

Here are the stories we think you shouldn’t miss.

LIVE: 31st ASEAN Summit, November 12

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Duterte says Xi downplayed sea militarization in meeting

The Chinese leader also supposedly assures President Rodrigo Duterte that Beijing respects other countries’ rights to free passage in the disputed South China Sea

Duterte thanks Putin for weapons aid

Rusia’s military assistance comes 5 months after Duterte’s visit to Moscow, which was cut short when the Marawi crisis erupted in May

Del Rosario hits ‘lack of leadership’ in ASEAN

‘In a broader context, one can say that ASEAN is adrift,’ former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario says ahead of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila

Malacañang calls on Chief Justice Sereno to resign

(UPDATED) The Palace says her stepping down would spare the Supreme Court from further damage

Duterte ‘offended’ by Santiago’s criticism of drug rehab approach

‘You do not go to the press and start to blabber,’ says President Rodrigo Duterte about axed DDB chief Dionisio Santiago

‘Put down those smartphones!’ Pope Francis tells bishops

The Pope says ‘At a certain point the priest leading the ceremony says ‘lift up our hearts’. He doesn’t say ‘lift up our mobile phones to take photographs’

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