#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 17, 2018

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 17, 2018
Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

Hello Rappler readers,

The Securities and Exchange Commission insists that its decision to revoke Rappler’s registration is just fair. But we vow to challenge this form of harassment all the way to the Supreme Court, and to fight for freedom of the press.

Rappler is also covering live the House hearing on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, as well as the Senate hearing on Charter Change. Tune in.

Below are the big stories you shouldn’t miss.

SEC ruling on Rappler ‘too severe’ – lawyer

Rappler lawyer Francis Lim said the decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission is “too severe” and “anti-business.” SEC Chairperson Teresita Herbosa thinks otherwise.

Joma Sison: Duterte copying Marcos

Communist leader Jose Maria “Joma” Sison said the SEC’s decision against Rappler and the government’s push for federalism both show that President Rodrigo Duterte is using the same tactics as the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

LIVE: House hearing on impeachment complaint vs Sereno

Watch the House hearing on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno live on Rappler.

LIVE: Senate hearing on Charter Change

The Senate is holding a hearing on the move to amend the 1987 Constitution. Tune in to Rappler. 

Kabayan reps want Davao City as capital

Kabayan Representatives Ron Salo and Ciriaco Calalang filed a bill that aims to move the country’s seat of government from Manila to Davao, the hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte. Salo and Calalang said this would “address the issue of Manila Imperialism.”

PAGASA warns of rain across PH on January 17

PAGASA warned Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, the Visayas, and Mindanao to be on alert for flash floods and landslides on Wednesday. There’s the tail-end of a cold front and the trough or extension of a low pressure area.

Hong Kong democracy activist jailed again

In Hong Kong, democracy activist Joshua Wong has been jailed for a second time over the 2014 mass protests. Wong was already on bail pending an appeal for another offense related to the Umbrella Movement.

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