#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 7, 2018
Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Monday
The Tulfo brothers went on a rampage over the weekend, engaging in word wars with other media practitioners and organizations following a Commission on Audit report on ads posted by the Department of Tourism (DOT) on their show on PTV4.
This week's #AnimatED, however, highlights what the controversy has unmasked despite the squid tactics employed by the Tulfos. Hint: the stink goes beyond the DOT-PTV4 contract.
Meanwhile, the campaign period for the Philippine Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections 2018 is now in full swing. If you want to know if your local candidates are posting campaign paraphernalia where they are not supposed to, check out our list of places where election campaign posters are prohibited.
And don't forget to mark the actual election day in your calendar. Malacañang has already declared May 14 a non-working holiday.
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The annual war games between the two treaty allies continue on its second year under President Rodrigo Duterte
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