#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 6, 2017


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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 6, 2017


Hello! Here's a roundup of the news you need to know this Monday.

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A gunman wielding an assault rifle opened fire on a small-town Texas church on Sunday morning, November 5, killing 26 people and wounding 20 others in the latest mass shooting to hit the United States.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) said Monday, November 6, that Amin Baco is the new leader of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Southeast Asia, and is leading the remaining Maute Group fighters. 

Meanwhile, a vast leak of financial documents –  the Paradise Papers – was released by the US-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The ICIJ was behind the 2015 Panama Papers.

 These, and more stories, in today’s wRap. 

Gunman kills 26 at Texas church service

(UPDATED) The worshippers are gunned down at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small rural community about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio

Catholics return to EDSA as bishop warns of ‘curse’

‘A curse awaits a nation that kills its own people,’ says Archbishop Socrates Villegas on ‘Lord, Heal Our Land’ Sunday at the EDSA Shrine

Amin Baco is new ISIS Southeast Asia leader – PNP

Amin Baco is seen as ‘one of the most experienced terrorists’ in the Philippines

2018 barangay, SK polls voter registration set Nov 6 to 30

The Commission on Elections resumes the registration of voters following the postponement of the village and youth council elections to May 2018

Leaks show U.S. commerce chief, UK queen’s offshore investments

The findings emerge as part of the Paradise Papers released by the US-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which was behind the 2015 Panama Papers

Fewer Filipinos expect Duterte to fulfill promises – SWS

Only 35% of Filipinos expect President Rodrigo Duterte to fulfill ‘all’ or ‘most’ of his promises. Declines are recorded across areas, socioeconomic classes, and age groups.

[EDITORIAL] AnimatED: Saan pumalpak ang Facebook?

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Top Photo: Catholics return to EDSA on November 5, 2017, to denounce the killings in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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