#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 20, 2017

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Dear Rappler reader,

Are you one of those who take the MRT to go to work everyday? If yes, our analysis of the data on the MRT3 glitches will probably interest you.

The year 2017 is not yet over, but the data shows there are already more MRT3 glitches and problems that have been recorded compared to the entire year of 2016.

Public sentiment over the MRT mess is a campaign issue exploited by then mayor Duterte more than a year ago to make Mega Manila voters rightfully indignant toward the president then and the latter’s party and standard-bearer.

Recently, the administration announced that it is investigating into the possibility that the recent uncoupling of MRT trains may have been a deliberate act of sabotage by some insider or former insider to put the government in a bad light.

But that incident aside, the MRT's problems are clearly getting worse, the data clearly shows. Immediate action and not just long term solutions are needed.

We ask you to keep watch as we bring you today's top news.

MRT woes: How often do they happen?

The year 2017 is not yet over, but the data shows there are already more MRT3 glitches and problems that have been recorded compared to the entire year of 2016

Philippines' foreign aid disbursements decline in 2016

The Department of Transportation, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Land Bank of the Philippines, and National Irrigation Administration are the top 4 agencies that failed to meet disbursement targets for 2016

German coalition talks collapse as pro-business FDP quits

(UPDATED) The talks, which turned increasingly acrimonious, stumbles on issues including the divisive matter of immigration

DOTr launches plan to reduce road crash deaths

'We also accept that road safety is our shared responsibility and not of the driver alone,' says Transportation Undersecretary Thomas Orbos

Libya to probe 'slave auction' footage

The Libyan Government of National Accord says it will investigate allegations that migrants are being sold to North African buyers

Get to know Alvarez's 6 nominees to the PDP-Laban 2019 senatorial slate

(UPDATED) House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez names 6 people whom he wants to be part of PDP-Laban’s senatorial slate for the 2019 elections: Mocha Uson, Harry Roque, Carlo Nograles, Francis Tolentino, Geraldine Roman, Albee Benitez

'Matilda the Musical': Pure mayhem, magic, and mischief

'Matilda the Musical' has a stellar cast and source material that aims straight for the heart

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