#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 3, 2017

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 3, 2017

LeAnne Jazul

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

Hello Rappler readers,

The 2016 Bar Exam results are out, and a University of San Carlos graduate emerged number one. Manila’s law schools are nowhere in the top 10.

A lawmaker, meanwhile, slammed the Impeach Leni Movement for including his name as endorser in its draft impeachment complaint without his consent.

And there’s sad news from the Philippine entertainment industry – actor Romeo Vasquez has died.

Below are the big stories you shouldn’t miss.

University of San Carlos graduate tops 2016 Bar Exams

Karen Mae Calam of the University of San Carlos in Cebu topped the 2016 Bar Exams with a grade of 89.05%, besting over 6,300 others. Other schools in the top 10 include Silliman University, Andres Bonifacio College, University of San Agustin, Ateneo de Davao University, Northwestern University, and University of Batangas. There are no Manila law schools in the top 10.

Rep Jericho Nograles hits Impeach Leni Movement

Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta Representative Jericho Nograles slammed a group of Duterte supporters seeking the impeachment of Vice President Leni Robredo. The Impeach Leni Movement, in its draft impeachment complaint, placed Nograles’ name as endorser without his consent. But the group said there was just a “misunderstanding.”

Trump criticized anew for inviting Duterte

The New York Times joined the list of those unhappy with US President Donald Trump’s decision to invite Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to the White House. Referring to Duterte, the NYT said, “This is obviously not a man who should be welcomed to the White House.”

Actor Romeo Vasquez dies

Romeo Vasquez, who was known for his work in movies like Maruja (1967) and Bakit Kailangan Kita (1978), has passed away at 78. His granddaughter Alyanna Martinez confirmed the sad news on Instagram.

Apple quarterly profits up, but iPhone sales down

Tech giant Apple said its quarterly profits climbed 4.9% to slightly more than $11 billion. Its iPhone sales, however, dipped slightly to 50.8 million units. Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks this decline was caused by unconfirmed “reports about future iPhones.”

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