#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 27, 2016

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MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 26: People hold posters printed by El Nuevo Herald and Miami Herald with a headline that reads that the former Cuban President Fidel Castro is dead as they react to the news of his death outside the restaurant Versailles on November 26, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Many, mostly Cubans, gathered to wave flags and celebrate the news of the death of the Cuban revolutionary who died at 90. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP










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Another list of personalities allegedly involved in drugs could be out soon, since President Rodrigo Duterte said it's ready for submission to the National Security Council. Meanwhile, Duterte's staunchest critic Senator Leila de Lima said she welcomes the Ombudsman's probe into her alleged links to drugs so she can clear her name.

In Cuba and in Miami, there are very different reactions to the death of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

Below are the big stories you shouldn't miss.

Duterte ready to submit final 'drug list' to NSC

President Rodrigo Duterte said he might submit his final, validated list of alleged drug personalities to the National Security Council before the end of the month. Which names would be on that list?

De Lima welcomes Ombudsman probe

Embattled Senator Leila de Lima said she welcomes the Ombudsman's probe into drug allegations against her. De Lima described the Ombudsman as "the most trusted and respected investigation office of the government," as she slammed the Department of Justice and National Bureau of Investigation as "nothing more than instruments" to attack critics of the Duterte administration.

Ombudsman slams historical revisionism

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales spoke out against historical revisionism, saying it is "appalling" and "an affront to our collective consciousness as a nation." The Ombudsman's remarks came after the hero's burial for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos hogged the headlines in the past week.

Grief, joy over Fidel Castro's death

While Cuba is mourning the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, thousands of Cuban exiles living in Miami are celebrating. One resident of Miami even said, "Satan is now the one who has to worry [because] Fidel is heading there and is going to try to get his job."

DFA employee linked to Hajj passport scam

A long-time contractual employee of the Department of Foreign Affairs is under investigation for his alleged involvement in the Hajj passport scam. Pilgrimage leaders, called sheikhs, face charges as well.

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