#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 24, 2017

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The office of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte orders the economic planning agency to ease, if not lift, the restrictions on foreign investments in certain infrastructure, effectively skirting the Constitution.

The President has also formally ordered the cancellation of peace negotiations with the communists, calling them “terrorists.”

On the day the authority over the drug war is returned to the Philippine National Police, its own Internal Affairs Service announces findings that cops intentionally killed a teenager in Caloocan City.

Here are the major stories you shouldn’t miss this Friday.

Duterte formally ends peace talks with communists

President Duterte signs Proclamation 360, declaring the termination of talks with the National Democratic Front-Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army.

PNP internal probe: Caloocan cops 'intentionally killed' teenager Carl Arnaiz

The PNP Internal Affairs Service recommends the dismissal from the service of the two Caloocan cops involved in the operation that killed Carl Arnaiz, and the demotion of the Caloocan City Police Community Precinct 2 chief.

Malacañang orders easing, lifting of foreign investment restrictions in 8 industries

NEDA and other agencies are asked to relax or lift restrictions on foreign participation in investment areas like construction of public works, teaching at higher education levels, and domestic enterprises.

Paris-based Filipino artist Gaston Damag accused of sexual misconduct

"Hindi madadaan sa sorry yung mga ganitong bagay kasi if we let it slip, it’s only gonna feed that type of culture. They'll always find ways to cover things up and just water things down," says the victim, artist Judy Fugoso.

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start Rohingya return in 2 months

It remains unclear how many Rohingya, who have fled to Bangladesh, will be allowed back into Myanmar and how long the process will take.

Workers with good behavioral skills get better pay – study

A World Bank study finds that more firms have difficulty looking for workers "with appropriate socioemotional skills"

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