#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 24, 2018

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WEAVING HOPE. It's in the Sinagtala weaving center where women are able to escape and eventually, heal from the scars of the war. Photo courtesy of Sinagtala

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Fewer Filipinos expect their quality of life to improve in the next 12 months, said the Social Weather Stations (SWS) in a just-released survey. The SWS survey showed 46% of adults are "expecting their personal quality of life to improve in the next 12 months (optimists), and 6% expecting it get worse" (pessimists).

Meanwhile, Ozamiz City Councilor Ricardo "Ardot" Parojinog was arrested in Taiwan. Parojinog is a younger brother of Ozamiz Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr, who was gunned down with 14 others in police search and seizure in his residence in 2017. For the last 10 months, authorities had been trying to track down Parojinog for his alleged involvement in the illegal drugs trade.

On Marawi, lawmakers from Mindanao are dissatisfied with the government's pace in finalizing plans to rehabilitate the city, calling the proposals faulty and “painstakingly too slow." Exactly one year after the Marawi siege, they said negotiations and consultations on the reconstruction and rehabilitation plans were still being finalized.

All this and more are on today's wRap!

Fewer Filipinos expect life to improve in next 12 months – SWS

Fewer Filipinos also remain optimistic that the Philippine economy will get better in 2019, says a survey by the Social Weather Stations

Fugitive Councilor Ardot Parojinog nabbed in Taiwan

Ricardo 'Ardot' Parojinog is the brother of Ozamiz Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr, who was shot dead in a police operation last year

Mindanao lawmakers hit Marawi rehab: 'Painstakingly too slow'

Legislators slam the reconstruction plan for the most affected areas in Marawi City because the proposed structures are set to be built in residential areas, potentially displacing residents

Appeal denied: PH orders Australian nun Patricia Fox to leave

The Bureau of Immigration says Sister Patricia Fox, whose missionary visa was forfeited, can still return to the Philippines as a tourist since she is 'not yet' blacklisted

CA confirms Sheriff Abas as Comelec chair

Incoming Commission on Elections Chairman Sheriff Abas will become the Philippines' youngest, first Mindanaoan, and first Muslim elections chief

Gov't underspending leads to narrower budget deficit as of April

The Philippines' budget deficit from January to April is at P115.9 billion, lower than the P167.1-billion projection

Rockets drop huge 4th quarter to stun Warriors, level West finals at 2-2

James Harden and Chris Paul take charge as the Rockets respond to another Steph Curry scoring surge

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