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

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Dear Reader,

As the Marawi crisis enters its 7th week, a different type of crisis is brewing up North. It's the battle between the most enduring political families in the province of Ilocos Norte: Governor Imee Marcos and 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas.

The province has never seen anything like this in recent years, this week's #AnimatED says – a local squabble between bosses that’s taken the national stage. Is this about local politics? Of course it is. Fariñas is using his minted and powerful post to harass a rival.

But we stress this point: this is also a matter of public interest.

If you have not yet done so, do read our story on the red flags in Imee's Ilocos Norte and P66.45M tobacco fund use.

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