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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 6, 2017
Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

Hello Rappler readers,

The country’s number 2 cop, Ramon Apolinario, is poised to take over when PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa retires in January 2018.

President Rodrigo Duterte, meanwhile, nominated the late senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago for the Philippines’ highest civilian honor.

Overseas, US President Donald Trump is set to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – ignoring dire warnings.

Below are the big stories you shouldn’t miss.

Duterte names Dela Rosa’s replacement as PNP chief

PNP Deputy Director General Ramon Apolinario, the second-in-command of the police force, will replace Director General Ronald dela Rosa, who is retiring in January 2018. President Rodrigo Duterte made the announcement in a command conference, though the PNP and Malacañang have yet to issue a formal statement.

Duterte nominates Miriam Santiago for Quezon Service Cross

President Rodrigo Duterte nominated the late senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago for the Quezon Service Cross, the nation’s highest civilian distinction. If Congress approves Santiago’s nomination, she will join only 5 other Filipinos who have been given the honor.

LIVE: House hearing on impeachment complaint vs Sereno

The House justice committee resumes its proceedings on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Watch the hearing live on Rappler.

WHO didn’t recommend Dengvaxia

The World Health Organization clarified it never made a recommendation to countries to use Dengvaxia, the world’s first dengue vaccine, for their programs. “Rather, WHO outlined a series of considerations national governments should take into account in deciding whether to introduce the vaccine,” said the WHO.

Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

US President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday, despite warnings from allies across the world. Most of the international community does not formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Filipinos in path of California wildfires urged to flee if needed

There are around 25,800 Filipinos in California’s Ventura County, where the Thomas Fire is wreaking havoc. The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs urged these Filipinos to evacuate if needed.

BSP releases PH peso bills with ‘enhanced design’

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas released into circulation a new set of New Generation Currency banknotes with an “enhanced design.” All these bills feature the signature of BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr, who began his term last July, plus several other changes.

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