#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, August 12-19, 2017

Must-watch videos from this week

Dear Rappler readers,

Blood, sweat, and tears were in abundance this week. And rain, too.

It was a harrowing week for Filipinos, as the nation mourned for the death of 17 year-old Kian delos Santos in the hands of policemen waging war on illegal drugs, prompting an apology from police chief Ronald dela Rosa. Those who depend on Uber were left scrambling for alternatives following the Land Transportation and Regulatory Board’s decision to suspend the ride-sharing service. After 3 hearings, the Commission on Appointments decided not to confirm Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo’s appointment. 

Elsewhere in the world, hope floats. The 2017 Southeast Asian Games open in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with an early gold from marathoner Mary Joy Tabal. Saudi Arabia reopens its borders to Qatari pilgrims despite tensions. 

Here are some of the stories we think you shouldn’t miss.

Dela Rosa: ‘Very sorry’ to kin of drug suspects killed by police

‘Sa mga pamilya na umaalma, alam kong masakit talaga ‘yan sa pamilya na mamatayan. We understand your feelings,’ says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

Uber suspended for 1 month

This comes after the transport network company defied the LTFRB order to stop accrediting more drivers.

CA rejects Taguiwalo as DSWD chief

Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo is the 3rd Duterte Cabinet appointee to be rejected by the Commission on Appointments

Saudi Arabia reopens border to Qatari pilgrims despite tensions

Around 120 Qataris have entered Saudi territory through the Salwa border, also known as Abu Samrah, after King Salman called for the border to be opened for pilgrims without electronic permits.

SEA Games 2017: Malaysia welcomes athletes at opening ceremony

From marching bands to fireworks and an elaborate light show, Malaysia showcases well its culture, traditions, and modern tastes.

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Joey Ayala

Joey Ayala and his band Ang Bagong Lumad, with special guest Dong Abay guested on Rappler Live Jam! Watch them perform here!

What’s The Big Idea? Carmen’s Best Ice Cream: From throwaway product to passion project

Carmen’s Best Ice Cream all began because Paco Magsaysay’s family-owned dairy farm was producing more milk than it could sell. – Rappler.com

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