#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 11, 2018

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping pose for a photo following a successful bilateral meeting at the Boao State Guesthouse on April 10, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Senator Richard Gordon just released his draft report on the Dengvaxia controversy, where he said that former president Benigno Aquino III and Aquino's Cabinet officials can be held "criminally liable."

Chinese tycoon Jack Lam's "middleman" in the Bureau of Immigration bribery case, Wally Sombero, also surrendered to police.

In the US, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared in a congressional hearing for the first time, apologizing for the data privacy scandal that has affected millions of users.

Below are the big stories you shouldn't miss.

Gordon: File criminal charges vs Aquino, Abad, Garin

In a draft report on the Dengvaxia controversy, Senate blue ribbon committee chairman Richard Gordon said charges should be filed against former president Benigno Aquino III and his Cabinet officials Florencio Abad and Janette Garin.

Jack Lam 'middleman' Wally Sombero surrenders

Wally Sombero, the alleged middleman of Chinese tycoon Jack Lam in the Bureau of Immigration bribery case, surrendered to police.

China's Xi to visit Philippines in November

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit the Philippines again later this year. His visit will take place after the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit from November 12 to 18 in Papua New Guinea.

Is Duterte right that Boracay is agricultural land?

President Rodrigo Duterte had said he wants to "give" Boracay land to farmers. Is the land there really agricultural?

DENR studies proposed 'critical habitat' in Boracay

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is studying a proposed "critical habitat" in Boracay. It would be "for the endemic and threatened species of flying foxes and marine turtles" there.

Duterte creates oversight committee for 3rd telco player

President Rodrigo Duterte created an oversight committee for the entry of the country's 3rd telecommunications player. The committee is led by the Department of Information and Communications Technology.

Zuckerberg apologizes for Facebook privacy scandal

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared in a US congressional hearing for the first time, amid the outrage over the data privacy scandal hounding his social network.

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