#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week July 2-8, 2018

A string of dead local officials, the bench-clearing Gilas-Boomers brawl, updates on the boys trapped in a Thai cave

Dear Rappler readers,

Here are this week’s big stories and their videos: A string of killings of local officials within the span of one week – starting from mayors Antonio Halili of Tanauan, Batangas and Ferdinand Bote of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija. Gilas Pilipinas figures in a bench-clearing brawl with the Australian team, causing uproar in the international basketball scene. And while the young Thai boys trapped in a cave have been found alive, getting them out remains a challenge.

Below are the videos you shouldn’t miss.

Tanauan City mayor Halili shot dead during flag ceremony

Antonio Halili is gunned down before the singing of the national anthem ends

Mayor Bote of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija, killed in ambush

General Tinio Mayor Ferdinand Bote is ambushed on Tuesday, July 3, a day after an attack on another mayor, Antonio Halili of Tanauan City, Batangas

Rappler Talk Sports: Lawyer Mickey Ingles breaks down FIBA brawl sanctions

Sports law expert Mickey Ingles joins Rappler to discuss the repercussions of the bench-clearing brawl between the Philippines and Australia

Thai boys found alive after 9 days trapped in cave

‘We found all 13 safe… we will take care of them until they can move,’ Narongsak Osottanakorn tells reporters

Rappler Talk: Bulls, bears, and other beasts of the stock market

Regina Capital managing director Luis Limlingan breaks down the basics of the stock market

Hip-hop artist, OFW advocate: RJ Señeres’ rhyme and reason

RJ Señeres’ journey started way before his career in music – in their 3-bedroom apartment in Abu Dhabi, when he was just 11 years old. This is his story.

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: 5 movies about Philippine history

Learn about Philippine history through movies

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