#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 5, 2018

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 5, 2018
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President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has claimed 4,000 lives since it was launched on July 1, 2016, up until just March 20, 2018, according to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). This, as Duterte launched a foul-mouthed attack on the United Nations (UN) human rights chief, calling him “empty-headed” in a row over international criticism of the Philippine leader’s deadly drug war.

Meanwhile, Duterte ordered the closure of Boracay, a world-famous tourist destination, for 6 months, starting on April 26.

Meanwhile, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II got through the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, April 4, without getting fired by President Rodrigo Duterte. The Philippine Star had earlier reported that Aguirre would likely be fired by the President during the meeting or by the end of the week.

All this and more are on today’s wRap.

Duterte gov’t tally: 4,000 suspects killed in drug war

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency counts 4,075 drug suspects slain by authorities since the Duterte administration launched its ambitious campaign to eradicate illegal drugs in the Philippines

Duterte orders 6-month closure of Boracay

The closure to tourism of the popular beach destination starts April 26

Aguirre stays as justice secretary for now

The embattled justice secretary is not fired during the Cabinet meeting on April 4

Duterte calls UN rights chief ’empty-headed’

President Rodrigo Duterte says he has been advised to refrain from commenting on the remarks of UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, but he wants to ‘seek revenge’

DOLE orders Jollibee to regularize over 6,000 workers

(UPDATED) ‘We have been cooperating and will continue to cooperate with DOLE,’ Jollibee said in a statement, adding that it is following the process the department had prescribed to appeal the order

TPB eyes late 2018 for Madrid Fusion

The Tourism Promotions Board explains why they considered holding the event in 2019 instead

Zuckerberg says he is right person to lead Facebook despite ‘mistakes’

The CEO remains adamant that he’s the best man for the job in spite of what Facebook has gone through

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