#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 7, 2017

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.










Hello Rappler readers,

Today, the House of Representatives is looking into the Resorts World Manila attack. Will we get a clearer picture of the deadly incident?

Also this morning, BPI clients were furious after finding out that their accounts suddenly "lost money." BPI said there was a system glitch, not a hacking, and that bank accounts will return to normal within the day.

Speaking of hacking, did Russian hackers have something to do with the Gulf diplomatic crisis?

Below are the big stories you shouldn't miss.

House probes Resorts World Manila attack

The House of Representatives has begun its probe into the deadly attack at Resorts World Manila. There are still key questions that have yet be answered, including whether or not casino management and authorities responded to the incident well.

BPI clients 'lose money' due to system glitch

Numerous clients of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) were alarmed and outraged on Wednesday morning, June 7, after discovering unauthorized transactions in their bank accounts. BPI said it was due to an "internal data processing error" and also assured clients they will get their money back.

Did Russian hackers cause Gulf diplomatic crisis?

CNN reported that US intelligence officials believe Russian hackers planted a fake news story that triggered the diplomatic crisis in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia supposedly cited this false article as part of its reason for cutting ties with Qatar.

Cayamora Maute's arrest a 'blow' to terrorists

The arrest of Cayamora Maute, the father of the brothers behind the Maute Group, is considered a blow to the local terrorists who have rampaged through Marawi City. The military said Cayamora Maute "provides funding and logistical support" for the group's operations.

Why are Cagayan Valley roads crash-prone?

Central Luzon has the highest number of crash-related deaths in 2014, but if numbers are divided by population, Cagayan Valley comes out as the most crash-prone. How can Cagayan Valley roads be safer? Rappler tackles the issue in a forum on Wednesday, June 7, from 1 pm to 5 pm. Follow the live conversation on Twitter through the hashtag #SaferRoadsPH.

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