#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 25, 2018

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 25, 2018

LeAnne Jazul

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

Good morning Rapplers!

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has banned Oplan Tokhang from being conducted from 5:00 pm to 8:00 am the next day. Cops must also be in proper uniform when conducting operations, wherein they ask drug suspects to surrender. 

The Senate public order committee has recommended the immediate disciplinary action against or even disbarment of University of Santo Tomas Law Dean Nilo Divina and other alumni of the Aegis Juris Fraternity over the fatal hazing of Horacio “Atio” Castillo III.

Meanwhile, Pope Francis warned against the temptation of fake news, drawing a parallel between ethically compromised journalism and the biblical tale of Adam, Eve, the snake and the forbidden fruit.

All this and more are on today’s wRap.

PNP bans Tokhang at night, weekends

‘It is required that police Tokhang teams in proper PNP uniform must be led by a Police Commissioned Officer and shall conduct operations from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday,’ says the PNP PIO

Senate panel recommends disbarment of UST law dean Divina over Atio Castillo hazing

Senate public order committee chair Panfilo Lacson calls on Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and other justices of the Supreme Court to swiftly penalize lawyers who are members of Aegis Juris fraternity

Calida: Nothing can stop Duterte, Congress from further extending martial law

‘The issue is a political question that judicial review cannot delve into,’ says Solicitor General Jose Calida

Malacañang warned Licuanan of ‘worse’ to come if she doesn’t resign

Ex-CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan says she has not been given the opportunity to talk to the President to defend herself from corruption allegations

Pope rails against ‘fake news’

‘We need to unmask what could be called the ‘snake-tactics’ used by those who disguise themselves in order to strike’

Up to 175 years in jail for disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor

‘I’ve just signed your death warrant,’ Judge Rosemarie Aquilina says as she hands down what amounts to a life sentence to the 54-year-old Nassar

UST distances itself from Uson award, says it’s from alumni association

Director for Public Affairs Giovanna Fontanilla explains that the UST Alumni Association Inc. is a separate corporation from the university that has ‘its own board of trustees and operates independently’

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