#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 21, 2017

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 21, 2017
Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Monday.

Dear Rappler reader,

At 6:00 tonight, August 21, concerned citizens will stage a rally at the People Power Monument to demand justice for Kian Loyd delos Santos, the 17-year-old student killed in anti-drug operations in Caloocan City. 

Kian is not the first minor who fell victim to the administration’s drug war. Our list shows at least 31 of them. 

Why the anger of Kian’s case? Our #AnimatED this week explains: it is because while the war on drugs remains relentless in the country’s poorest communities, the President remains silent over the 6.4 billion peso shabu shipment which managed to slip through the Bureau of Customs. 

It is because while children of the poor are being killed without benefit of due process, the charges against the President’s son are dismissed outright as nothing more than propaganda

Over 30 years ago today, a dictator made the mistake of thinking that he can kill without facing consequences. He thought one more death would not matter. It was his biggest mistake. 

We continue to watch these developments as we bring you the most important news of the day.  

Senate majority seeks probe into Kian delos Santos’ death

The senators condemn ‘the recent spate of abuses by the police resulting in excessive and unnecessary deaths’ in the war on drugs

Blogger-propagandists, the new crisis managers

In many ways, pro-Duterte bloggers do the job of the PCOO especially when it comes to managing backlash against the administration and promoting government programs

Spanish police uncover gas arsenal at bomb factory as Barcelona mourns

The suspected jihadists had been preparing bombs for ‘one or more attacks in Barcelona,’ regional police chief Josep Lluis Trapero tells reporters

Police quash Quebec City anti-racism demo after clashes

Meanwhile a demonstration organized by extreme-right activists gained little traction

Millions pour into U.S. towns in path of total eclipse

The ‘Great American Eclipse,’ as it is being called, will move diagonally across the country, northwest to southeast, providing a spectacular solar show

ADB offers Philippines $3.8B in loans for infra, social projects

Nearly half of the total will help fund infrastructure projects from 2018 to 2020, says the Department of Finance

WATCH: The dark alley to Kian delos Santos’ death

Rappler goes to Kian delos Santos’ Caloocan neighborhood to retrace the path to his death

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