#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 2, 2018


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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 2, 2018
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A new Pulse Asia survey shows majority of Filipinos don’t want the 1987 Constitution to be amended. Majority also oppose the proposed switch to federalism.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, meanwhile, said it will look into its drug list again, after it turned out that one of the barangay officials on the list has been dead for over a year already. Could there be other mistakes?

Overseas, South Korea asked the United Nations to verify the planned closure of North Korea’s nuclear test site.

Below are the big stories you shouldn’t miss. 

Majority of Filipinos ‘against charter change’

Around 64% of Filipinos oppose amending the 1987 Constitution, according to a new Pulse Asia survey. A “sizeable majority” or 66% are also against federalism.

PDEA drug list includes slain councilor

Barangay councilor Lauro Vicencio was among those named in the drug list of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency. The problem? He’s been dead for more than a year.

Dumaguete radio broadcaster killed

Journalists and human rights advocates condemned the killing of radio broadcaster Edmund Sestoso, who was shot dead by unidentified assailants. Sestoso, from Dumaguete City, was host of the program Tug-anan on dyGB Power 91.

DBM to release P490M for Boracay roads

The Department of Budget and Management will release P490 million this week for the rehabilitation of roads in Boracay, amid the closure of the world-famous island.

South Korea asks UN to check closure of North’s test site

South Korean President Moon Jae-in asked the United Nations to verify the planned closure of North Korea’s nuclear test site.

Recap: Day 1 of Facebook’s F8 2018 conference

Facebook announced a new dating service, a downvote button, and the launch of the Oculus Go at its annual developer conference.

LIVE BLOG: DLSU vs FEU – UAAP Season 80 Women’s Volleyball Finals Game 2

Will the DLSU Lady Spikers be crowned as UAAP women’s volleyball champions for the 3rd straight year? Or will the FEU Lady Tamaraws force a do-or-die match?

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