#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 12, 2018

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 12, 2018
Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Monday

Good day Rappler readers and followers! 

Today, major news organizations and stakeholders will converge at the Ateneo Law School for the Democracy and Disinformation forum. For those who are unable to make it, we invite you to watch the forum via our livestream.

Meantime, our coverage of the Dengvaxia probe continues. We invite you to read our #AnimatED on this issue. 

Stay tuned as we continue to bring you the most important news of the day! 

LIVE: Democracy and Disinformation Forum

How ‘fake news’ and other forms of disinformation threaten our freedoms, and how to fight back

UN chief calls for immediate de-escalation in Syria

‘He calls on all to work for an immediate and unconditional de-escalation of violence and exercise restraint,’ says UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric

NY state sues Weinstein Company for failing to protect staff

The lawsuit comes 4 months after the Hollywood mogul’s downfall over allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape now leveled against the producer by more than 100 women over 40 years

Surigao del Sur under signal no. 2 due to Basyang

17 other areas in the Visayas and Mindanao are under signal no. 1 as Tropical Storm Basyang (Sanba) approaches

Duterte: ‘I will close Boracay’

President Rodrigo Duterte has given Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu 6 months to address the environmental woes of Boracay, which he describes as a ‘cesspool’

Olympics hit by cyberattack, source not revealed

North Korea and Russia deny launching any attacks on the Pyeongchang Olympics

DICT raises concerns over NGCP’s fiber optic network offer

DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr reacts to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines’ open letter to President Rodrigo Duterte

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