#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 4, 2017

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#AnimatED: Pamilyang OFW










Dear Rappler reader,

In his speeches, President Duterte talks about how Dutertenomics will generate enough jobs at home by the end of his term so that there will no longer be reason for Filipinos to go abroad just to find decent jobs. In the past year, the President also increased assistance for OFWs from P400 million to P1 billion.

Filipinos working overseas have shown their deep appreciation of the administration's efforts: they comprise the core of the President's most ardent supporters.

This week's #AnimatED, however, talks about the long list of problems besetting Filipinos working overseas which cannot wait until the end of the President's term. Chief among these problems is the primary social consequence of overseas migration: broken families, children growing without their parents' guidance.

The data may not confirm this but the President and his men are no doubt aware that this generation "left behind" are among those affected by the war on drugs. Ironically, the children of the President's core supporters have become the collaterals in this war.

Kian delos Santos, son of Lorenza delos Santos, a domestic worker in Saudi Arabia is just one of many.

Solutions that consider these social dynamics are direly needed.

U.S. warns North Korea of 'massive military response' after nuke test

US Defense Secretary Mattis: 'We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea. But as I said, we have many options to do so.'

Blood needed: With PH blood supply below target, patients seek help online

With the Philippines' blood supply still falling short of the target, patients in need of blood turn to online networks to look for kind-hearted strangers willing to donate

#OFWRights: Align OFWs' repatriation with PH economic plans – experts

In the 2016 elections, Duterte received overwhelming support from OFWs – majority of whom voted for him on his promise to make working abroad an option instead of a necessity

Privatize, replace BOC? Ex-Customs chief says it isn't that simple

Lawmaker and former Customs chief Ruffy Biazon says he 'would caution against prescribing a cure without fully knowing and understanding' the conditions inside the bureau

#HackSociety 2017: Innovate with purpose, leave no one behind

We want you to create 'hacks' that would make our society more inclusive – a Philippines with no one left behind

FULL LIST: Winners, Miss World Philippines 2017

Laura Lehmann wins the title of Miss World Philippines 2017

DOF installing new cybersecurity system

The Department of Finance is cooperating with the Department of Information and Communications Technology on the system, which it expects to be fully operational by 2021

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