#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, February 26 - March 4, 2017

Must-watch videos from this week

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Dear Rappler readers,

In her first public appearance after being pressured by her peers to go on indefinite leave, Chief Justice Ma Lourdes Sereno said the only way to remove her from office is through impeachment.

Rappler's struggle against government harassment that started with the Securities and Exchange Commission cancellation of its license moves to a new chapter. Philanthropic investment firm Omidyar Network on Wednesday, February 28, announced it has donated its Philippine Depositary Receipts (PDRs) to 14 Filipino managers of the social news network.

The PDP-Laban confirmed it is possible that candidates of the ruling party and the new regional party of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte would face-off in the 2019 elections. That raises questions of the party's ability to present a united administration front in the upcoming local elections, especially since some officials, like Compostela Valley Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy, already bolted the ruling party to join HNP.

President Rodrigo Duterte said he would be willing to "go to war" to defend Benham (Philippine) Rise and that he would be first to take a boat to the continental shelf to guard it. In comparison, he said he cannot afford to go to war over the West Philippine Sea.

Filipinos from all walks of life commemorated on Sunday, February 25, a revolution which toppled a dictator and restored democracy in the country. An activist nun had this scathing assessment of the nation on the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power: "We are seeing an erosion of our moral fiber as a people."

Samsung unveiled the follow-up to it's Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S9. The launch confirmed rumors that circulated online, chief of which is the variable aperture cameras: one is an f/1.5 shooter while the other is f/2.4.

And for our final must-watch video, Rappler interviewed Lea Salonga in New York City as she plays the goddess of love, Erzulie, in Once on This Island on Broadway.The musical follows Ti Moune, a peasant girl, who uses love to bring together people of different social classes.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sereno not resigning: ‘Ano sila, sinusuwerte?’

In her first public appearance after being pressured by other justices to go on indefinite leave, Chief Justice Ma Lourdes Sereno says the only way to remove her from office is through impeachment

Omidyar Network donates PDRs to Rappler managers

'This donation completely eliminates the sole basis of the SEC ruling against Rappler Incorporated and Rappler Holdings Corporation,' says Omidyar Network

PDP-Laban vs Sara Duterte party in 2019? Pimentel says 'possible'

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, president of the ruling party, says they are planning to field candidates nationwide, including in Mindanao

Duterte says he would 'go to war' to defend Benham Rise

In comparison, President Rodrigo Duterte has said he cannot afford to go to war over the West Philippine Sea

#EDSA32: Filipinos remember a revolution that toppled a dictator

32 years later, what are the lessons of the People Power revolution?

Samsung unveils Galaxy S9, announces starting price of P45,990

Samsung shows off the new Galaxy S9 in the Philippines alongside its global launch at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain

WATCH: Lea Salonga talks about playing the goddess of love at 47

Rappler sits down with Lea Salonga in NYC, where she's starring as Erzulie in 'Once on This Island' on Broadway

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