#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 19, 2018

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

US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 17, 2017. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP










Good morning Rappler readers!

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ordered Grab Philippines to suspend its P2-per-minute travel charge scheme as it had not approved of the additional charges.

The Philippines' Supreme Court wants the government to submit to them the full documentation of thousands of deaths that arose from anti-drug operations, in order to prove anti-drug operations were planned and conducted properly.

Meanwhile, Justice Neil Gorsuch favored a Filipino immigrant fighting deportation, siding with the US Supreme Court's left-leaning wing when it determined the legal definition of crimes of violence was too vague in the case of James Garcia Dimaya's burglary conviction.

These and more stories are now available on today's wRap!

LTFRB suspends Grab’s P2-per-minute travel charge

Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Chairman Martin Delgra III says the suspension of the travel charge is valid 'until further order'

Trump-Merkel meeting set for April 27 – White House

After enjoying a close relationship with president Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has seen ties with Washington worsen under Donald Trump

Filipino immigrant fighting deportation wins U.S. Supreme Court case

Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch joins in a 5-4 ruling stating that the legal definition of a crime of violence – which is being used to deport Philippines-born James Garcia Dimaya – is too vague

Supreme Court tells gov't to prove drug war police reports exist

The High Court wants answers: were anti-drug operations planned and conducted properly, and were the deaths really investigated?

End of era in Cuba as Castro hands torch to Diaz-Canel

Miguel Diaz-Canel will become the island's first leader born after the 1959 revolution, and the first in 60 years who is not named Castro

Trillanes, De Lima ask SC to drop quo warranto vs Sereno

The two opposition senators file a manifestation, saying, '[We] strongly urge the Honorable Court to reflect on the wisdom of proceeding with this case notwithstanding the apparent lack of impartiality of some of its members'

Next Metro Manila police chief one of authors of Oplan Tokhang

Director Camilo Cascolan is currently the chief of the PNP Directorate for Operations, the office behind operational plans of the 180,000-strong police force

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