#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 20-26, 2017

Hello! Here's a round-up of videos from the past week you need to watch










Dear Rappler reader,

Inspire courage. This week's line-up of videos are mostly about people who – whether from the world of diplomacy or world of tires and carjacks – inspire us with their vision, grit and determination.

There's the person without legs from Ilocos, who through sheer willpower, built himself a trade.

Listen to colleagues pay homage to Leticia Ramos-Shahani, who left women around the world a precious legacy.

Get to know the police academy valedictorian from Mindanao, who never thought of quitting, and is driven by a "sense of wanting to help people."

But the gem in this week's picks is the hubless motorcycle created by friendship and Ilocano ingenuity.

Below are the big video stories you shouldn't miss.

#InspireCourage: Vulcanizing shop worker redefines limits

"I don't dwell on my handicap." When Rappler chanced upon Warlito Tumpap in Ilocos, he was fixing a flat tire using an improvised jack made out of wood. He's so unlike many mechanics we know and the fact that he doesn't have legs is the least of them. His determination and will to survive astounds, inspires awe, and inspires courage.

Leticia Ramos-Shahani's legacy to women

"I learned from her that it is better to die a hero than die a coward." Rosalinda Tirona, a diplomat, reminisced about her former boss, Leticia Ramos-Shahani who passed away this week. Friends, colleagues, and family recall the woman, the diplomat and the women's advocate that was Ramos-Shahani. In 1973, she brought to the United Nations a working draft of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. It would later become the international bill of rights for women.

Oplan Double Barrel reloaded

"Double Barrel is much more reinvigorated and the respect for the rule of law is imposed." Rappler's Bea Cupin talked to the Philippine National Police's Camilo Pancratius Cascolan, the chief implementor of Project Double Barrel. Will the "reloaded version" be able to curb illegal drugs and address the shortcomings of it's predecessor?

Youth leader tops PNPA Class of 2017

"I saw that being a PNPA cadet and eventually, a public safety officer, is a great avenue to help more people." This year's Philippine National Police Academy topnotcher Macdum Darping Enca, is a native of Cotabato City. President Rodrigo Duterte was especially proud of the 7 Mindanaoans in the top 10.

Tough-talking Dela Rosa nervous about son's PNPA entry

"I am the son of tricycle driver so it’s no retreat, no surrender in my case ... But he’s the son of a PNP chief, so his psychology might be different." PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa had this to say about the entry of his son into the police academy, admitting he was nervous.

Quimbo: Leni impeachment is doomed

"For different reasons, both those complaints are doomed." Marikina City 2nd District Miro Quimbo believes the first impeachment complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte and the planned complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo will both fail in Congress.

Duterte meets Suu Kyi

"I am pleased to finally visit your beautiful country." Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said earlier upon his arrival. In his meeting with Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, he presented the Nobel laureate with a bouquet of roses and $300,000 (P15 million) for humanitarian assistance to the marginalized Rohingya people in the Rakhine region.

#strongnotsheltered: Raising kids in the digital age

Four women join anchor Issa Litton in discussing parenting in this digital age. The hashtag says it all: #strongnotsheltered. How do you balance leniency and protectiveness?

Live Jam: Kris Lawrence and Paolo Onesa

"Oh, baby, love never felt so fine..." Crooned Kris Lawrence and Paolo Onesa as they performed Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake's "Love Never Felt So Good" on #RapplerLiveJam.

Filipino bike enthusiasts create hubless motorcycle

"The middle, or where the axle is usually located, is hollow." Explained Jheremy Abiang, who was behind the design and customization of the hubless motorcycle. 7 Ilocano bike enthusiasts, including owner Jayjay Herman, came together to created this queer, awesome machine! - Rappler.com

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