#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 10, 2017

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President Rodrigo Duterte met with farmers from Davao del Norte who went all the way to Manila to air their grievances. The President's response: Give me more time to resolve the matter.

The US embassy in Manila, meanwhile, warned against going to Palawan, citing terror threats. In the US, President Donald Trump just fired the FBI chief.

Below are the big stories you shouldn't miss.

Duterte asks Davao del Norte farmers for more time to resolve issue

President Rodrigo Duterte took time to meet with farmers from Davao del Norte who had gone to Mendiola in Manila. The farmers remain locked in a dispute with Lapanday Foods Corporation over San Isidro Farm. Duterte asked them for more time to resolve the issue.

U.S. embassy issues travel advisory on Palawan

The US embassy in Manila warned American citizens against traveling to the Philippine province of Palawan, saying it has "received credible information that terrorist groups may be planning" to kidnap foreigners there. The advisory also called on US citizens to "avoid large crowds" and "remain vigilant at all times."

Trump fires FBI chief

In a surprise move, US President Donald Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey. Comey has been investigating whether Trump's aides colluded with Russia to sway the November 2016 elections.

Espenilla vows continuity at BSP

Incoming Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas governor Nestor Espenilla Jr promised continuity when he takes over from outgoing governor Amando Tetangco Jr in July. Philippine bankers are very happy to hear that.

Mocha Uson now PCOO assistant secretary

It was both surprising and not surprising when Malacañang announced that entertainer Mocha Uson had been appointed assistant secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office. Uson, after all, is a known Duterte supporter. But many netizens are asking: What makes her qualified for such a post?

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