#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 23, 2016

Hello Rappler readers,

Kerwin Espinosa is revealing details of his drug operations at a Senate hearing today – stay updated by watching live on Rappler. Meanwhile, Senator Leila de Lima's former aide Ronnie Dayan supposedly received money from Espinosa on behalf of the senator. But De Lima is blaming the Duterte administration for Dayan's statements, saying they have turned him against her.

In the US, President-elect Donald Trump won't go after Hillary Clinton for her email controversy. 

Below are the big stories you shouldn't miss.


Kerwin Espinosa appears in Senate probe

Alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa, son of slain Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr, is facing the Senate and revealing details of his illegal operations. Watch the hearing live on Rappler.

Dayan: I got Espinosa drug money for De Lima

Senator Leila de Lima's former security aide and ex-boyfriend Ronnie Dayan claimed he received money from Kerwin Espinosa on behalf of De Lima. The senator, meanwhile, said the Duterte administration has "successfully turned" Dayan into one of her accusers.

Bishops: Investigate top officials linked to drugs

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines wants a thorough probe into high-ranking officials allegedly involved in drugs. The CBCP said it is "very disturbed" and the investigation "must spare none."

Trump changes mind on prosecuting Clinton

US President-elect Donald Trump previously said his rival Hillary Clinton should be locked up, but now he won't be prosecuting her, after all. Trump told the New York Times that filing charges over the Clinton email scandal would be "very divisive for the country."

No Internet for 3.9 billion people – UN

You may be surprised to find out that more than half of the people worldwide actually do not use the Internet. That's according to the UN's International Telecommunications Union, which said the problem is more serious among the "female, elderly, less educated, lower income and rural (populations)."