#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 2, 2018

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Monday

Dear Rappler reader,

President Rodrigo Duterte entered his third year in office this weekend. You may want to check out our series of stories which look back at his first 2 years in office

Following the President’s recent tirades against God and the Catholic church, the past week has seen a barrage of hoax content about the Pope and other church leaders

If you notice any suspicious content in your news feed, do let us know by emailing factcheck@rappler.com or by sending a direct message to facebook.com/newsbreak.ph.

Meanwhile, we are monitoring this developing story: Tanauan City, Batangas Mayor Antonio Halili was shot dead Monday morning, July 2, during the weekly flag raising ceremony in front of city hall.

For more updates on these and other top news of the day, please visit www.rappler.com.


{source}<headline><a href=”http://rappler.com/nation/206254-tanauan-antonio-halili-shot-critical-condition-july-2-2018″>Tanauan City mayor Halili in critical condition after flag ceremony shooting</a></headline>{/source}

(UPDATED) Antonio Halili is shot during Tanaun City’s weekly flag raising ceremony

{source}<headline><a href=”http://rappler.com/nation/206240-ronald-dela-rosa-visit-guam-legislature-canceled-criticism”>Guam lawmakers cancel meeting with Dela Rosa</a></headline>{/source}

Guam Senator Telena Nelson says the planned visit would send ‘the wrong message,’ given former top cop Ronald dela Rosa’s role in the Philippines’ bloody anti-drug campaign

{source}<headline><a href=”http://rappler.com/world/global-affairs/206205-war-on-plastic-manufacturers-grasping-straws”>War on plastic leaves manufacturers grasping at straws</a></headline>{/source}

Activists continue to pressure countries and businesses to deserting plastic straws. It’s working.

{source}<headline><a href=”http://rappler.com/views/animated/206138-rodrigo-duterte-god-conflict”>[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Diyos ni Digong ang diyos ng hidwaan</a></headline>{/source}

Hindi hinubog sa imahe ng kanyang ‘sensible God’ si Rodrigo Duterte

{source}<headline><a href=”http://rappler.com/entertainment/news/206229-kris-aquino-instagram-question-answer”>Politics, love, and BTS: Kris Aquino tells all in Instagram Q and A</a></headline>{/source}

The Queen of all Media fields questions on her BTS bias, rumored relationships, political plans, and more

{source}<headline><a href=”http://rappler.com/life-and-style/travel/206191-hello-kitty-bullet-train-japan”>All aboard! Hello Kitty bullet train debuts in Japan</a></headline>{/source}

The bullet train will run for the next 3 months between the western cities of Osaka and Fukuoka

{source}<headline><a href=”http://rappler.com/world/regions/us-canada/206185-thousands-march-donald-trump-us-immigration-policy”>Thousands march against U.S. immigration policy</a></headline>{/source}

Directly across from the White House, demonstrators filled Lafayette Square park in an atmosphere of both indignation and sadness, before marching toward the Capitol