#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 26, 2017

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The "humanitarian pause" in Marawi City during the Eid'l Fitr holiday ended Sunday afternoon as government forces resumed their offensive against Maute Group terrorists occupying parts of the war-torn city.

Hundreds of civilians remain trapped in areas where the fighting is concentrated as the conflict, which has raged for over a month, continues.

Meanwhile, as the end of the first year of President Rodrigo Duterte's administration draws near, we take note of what has changed since the former Davao City mayor assumed the presidency.

Finally, in this week's #AnimatED, we talk about autocratic leaders, learned helplessness and the battered wife syndrome.

Battle resumes as Eid'l Fitr truce ends in Marawi

The 8-hour ceasefire in Marawi allowing residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan came to an abrupt end on Sunday afternoon, June 25, as the government continued its offensive against Maute Group terrorists occupying parts of the war-torn city.

17 stations of Manila-Clark Railway revealed

The Department of Transportation says it aims to start the construction of the railway system in the last quarter of 2017 and finish it by 2

Global pact on environmental rights to be presented to UN

Politicians and legal experts launch a campaign for a global pact to protect the human right to a clean, healthy environment

De Lima slams arrest warrant for 'weakest' drug case

The Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court Branch 205 issues another arrest warrant for detained Senator Leila de Lima

Hogwarts, horcruxes and hippogriffs: Harry Potter turns 20

The first book about 'The Boy Who Lived' turns 20 years old on June 26, 2017

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