#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, May 28 - June 3, 2018

Must-watch videos this week

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Hello!

Dear Rappler readers,

Department of Budget and Management Secretary Ben Diokno said Filipinos shouldn’t be “crybabies” even as prices of fuel and basic commodities soared and exceeded the government’s own targets.

Gilas Pilipinas guard Kiefer Ravena explains his side after FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, suspended him for 18 months. A spot test revealed Ravena had prohibited substances in his system.

Former La Salle basketball player Ricci Rivero bounces back from a string of controversies which included accusations of drug use.

A Malian migrant who scaled a Paris apartment to save a 4-year-old child was offered citizenship by President Emmanuel Macron.

Road safety advocate Vince Lazatin and motovlogger GakiMoto team up to discuss their love of motorcycles and the challenges of navigating Metro Manila.

This “sponge boy” spent 13 years hawking dish sponges on the streets to feed his family and to support his dream to get a college degree.

As the world awaits the landmark summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Kim’s impersonator Howard X, arrived in Singapore.

Below are the videos you shouldn’t miss.

Diokno on high fuel prices: ‘We should be less of a crybaby’

Budget chief Benjamin Diokno says tax reform cannot be suspended midway: ‘We are promising you world class infrastructure. Do you want us to stop doing that? Traffic congestion is causing P3.5 billion daily. Do you want us to stop doing that?’

FIBA suspends Kiefer Ravena for 18 months after testing positive for banned substances

The NLEX Road Warriors rookie says he took a pre-workout drink that can be bought over the counter

ATHLETE'S CORNER: Ricci Rivero rises

The former La Salle standout puts controversies behind him and restarts his basketball career

Migrant 'Spiderman' who saved child praised by France's Macron

But several aid groups accuse President Emmanuel Macron of 'political exploitation,' 'hypocrisy,' and covering up a harsh policy towards migrants

[Right of Way] On the road with GakiMoto

Road safety advocate Vince Lazatin and motovlogger GakiMoto talk about the challenges – and joys – of riding a motorcycle in Metro Manila

'Sponge boy': 13 years of selling dish cleaners pays off

Melvin Chua was 9 years old when he started selling dish sponges to send himself to school. He now works at a multinational company in posh Bonifacio Global City.

WATCH: Kim Jong-un impersonator Howard X arrives in Singapore

The resemblance is uncanny!

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