#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 12, 2017

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Today, June 12, the Philippines celebrates Independence Day.

The date itself has been the subject of many debates among historians given that the Philippines did not remain free of a colonizing power long after the 1898 declaration.

Today, our #AnimatED suggests giving it a different meaning.

We ask for concrete redress of the immediate and long-term consequences of institutionalized falsehood as represented by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II.

For peddling speculation, insinuation, and false information, the justice secretary diminishes our faith in the institutions and people tasked to serve this nation.

As we celebrate Independence Day, we ask to be free – free from his spin, lies, and conspiracies.

Vitaliano Aguirre: 'Fake news king' to opposition, 'bright boy' to Duterte

Aguirre says he would have wanted to settle for a quiet life, take care of his 6 grandchildren, tend to his bonsais, and resume scuba diving

Duterte on Independence Day: Let's preserve PH sovereignty

The country faces challenges to its sovereignty, including the Marawi crisis and the West Philippine Sea dispute

Trump accuses ex-FBI director Comey of cowardice over 'leaks'

But Trump's denunciations of Comey only fuel demands that the US president give his account under oath

Megawide group proposes P208-billion Cebu airport expansion

This would make the Cebu airport the only Philippine airport with two independent parallel runways, seen to serve annual passenger capacitie

Embattled May unveils Britain's new cabinet

The minor reshuffle has been seen as a reflection of May's weak position after she called a snap election, only to lose seats in Thursday's

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