#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 29, 2017

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 29, 2017
Hello! Here are the stories and issues you need to know this Friday.

Good morning Rapplers!

President Rodrigo Duterte earned the title “Person of the Year” from a US nonprofit because of his bloody drug war.  

The European Union gave P34 million in humanitarian aid to  victims of Tropical Storm Vinta. On the other side of the globe, as a cold wave  pummeled North America, US President Donald Trump made light of climate change

As 2017 draws to a close, take a look at the year’s biggest stories and issues here. 

These stories and more, are in today’s wRap.  

Drug war earns Duterte ‘Person of the Year’ title from US nonprofit

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project gives the title to an ‘individual who has done the most in the world to advance organized criminal activity and corruption’

Mandaluyong police chief, 10 cops sacked over shooting incident

NCRPO chief Oscar Albayalde relieves the cops after Mandaluyong police shot at the wrong vehicle

Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio file civil case vs Trillanes

‘It’s nothing but another harassment suit because our corrupt and coopted justice system have become the refuge of the Duterte scoundrels,’ says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV of the case filed against him

EU provides P34 million in humanitarian aid to Vinta victims

‘This EU contribution underlines our commitment to the people of the Philippines, many of whom have suffered great losses as a result of Tropical Storm Vinta and are in dire need of immediate assistance,’ said EU’s Christos Stylianides.

As cold wave sweeps North America, Trump makes light of climate change

The National Weather Service says ‘dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills’ were pummeling much of the central and eastern part of the country

Liza Soberano is ‘Most Beautiful Face’ for 2017

The actress tops the 2017 Most Beautiful Faces list of The Independent Critics

Newsmakers who died in 2017

Many prominent – and infamous – personalities in news, politics, business, sports, and showbiz have passed away in 2017

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