#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, February 12-18, 2018

Must-watch videos this week

DISINFORMATION. Computer programmer Carlos Nazareno shares how Duterte supporters swarmed the Facebook page of the  International Criminal Court shortly after it announced its probe on the government's war on drugs. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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Hello!

Dear Rappler readers,

This week kicked off with the two-day Democracy and Disinformation Forum, a joint effort between Inquirer, Rappler, other media organizations, civil society groups, and educational partners.

Some of the highlights: Associate Justice Marvic Leonen urges the public to be discerning on social media, which he describes as a platform with the power 'to create digital amnesia and dull critical thinking.’ De La Salle University president Br. Armin Luistro says when the audience laughed at the most recent sexist statement of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, he realized it was this culture of approval and encouragement that fuels the spread of disinformation.

Some good news: Foreign direct investments coming into the Philippines surged to $8.7 B during the first 11 months of 2017, surpassing the full-year target of $8 billion set by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, addressing the overseas Filipino workers repatriated from Kuwait, President Rodrigo Duterte suggested the use of contraceptives such as pills and injectables instead of condoms – a soundbite that made the rounds on social media because he claimed condoms did not “feel good.”

This week, Rappler talked to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. She addressed some accusations hurled at her in the impeachment hearings at the House of Representatives.

Here are the stories we think you should not miss.

WATCH: Democracy and Disinformation Forum

How 'fake news' and other forms of disinformation threaten our freedoms, and how to fight back

Leonen on holding the line: 'It involves knowing, critical analysis'

Associate Justice Marvic Leonen urges the public to be discerning of their actions on social media, which he describes as a platform that has the power 'to create digital amnesia and dull critical thinking'

Ex-DepEd chief: Culture that laughs at Duterte's jokes fuels fake news

Representatives of the church and the academe mull solutions to the growing culture of hate and disinformation in the Philippines

Philippines exceeds foreign direct investments target for 2017

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas attributes the strong inflows to the country's sound macroeconomic fundamentals

Duterte welcomes home over 100 OFWs from Kuwait

'I love you as a Filipino,' President Duterte tells 116 OFWs repatriated from Kuwait who arrive in Manila the day before Valentine's Day

Rappler Talk: Sereno on grudges, reforms, and staying power in SC

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno answers the accusations hurled against her in the impeachment hearings at the House of Representatives

#BlackFridayForPressFreedom: A UP Fair Live Jam

Catch Barbie Almalbis, Mayonnaise, and Silent Sanctuary at the Live Jam segment of the UP Fair

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