#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 5, 2018


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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 5, 2018
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It’s that time of the year again in Hollywood as Tinseltown’s biggest names gather for the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 4 (Monday, March 5, Manila time). We will keep you updated as winners are announced through this link.

Meantime, here’s what we have, so far, on the Oscars:

IN PHOTOS: Stars walk the red carpet at the Oscars 2018

Fun facts about this year’s Oscar nominees

IN PHOTOS: The most unforgettable dresses in Oscars red carpet history

Also happening today, the Senate Committee on Science and Technology is set to probe allegations of “nakaw-load” (stolen load) schemes, which involves unexplained deductions in prepaid mobile loads.

Meanwhile, our #AnimatED editorial this week takes on a tragedy that is unfolding before our eyes: the public spectacle at the Supreme Court. We stress this fact: a fragmented Supreme Court caught in the middle of eroded democratic freedoms and a steep descent toward authoritarianism is inutile as a check against extra-constitutional acts.

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LIVE UPDATES: Oscars 2018 winners

Who will win the coveted statuette?

Bursting at the seams: Philippine detention centers

Detainees face inhumane punishment even before they are convicted of a crime

Senate committee set to investigate ‘nakaw-load’

‘Let us not allow our countrymen to be victims of theft,’ says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV as his committee is set to probe the ‘nakaw-load’ scheme

Local, foreign firms eye integrated facility for liquefied natural gas

The government wants to turn the Philippines into a hub for liquefied natural gas, given the expected depletion of natural gas from Malampaya in less than a decade

Alleged Maute subleader, member arrested in Manila

Suspected Maute Group subleader Nasser Lomondot and member Rizasalam Lomondot are charged with illegal possession of firearms and ammunition as well as explosives

Australia aims to stop ISPs from falsely advertising internet speeds

A legislation currently being considered by the Australian government requires internet service providers to be more transparent with their consumers – by only advertising speeds they can actually provide

EU aims to tax internet giants at ‘2-6%’ – France

Critics say the tax-avoidance strategies used by the tech titans like Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple – deprive EU governments of billions of euros while giving them an unfair advantage over smaller rivals

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