#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 22, 2017

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Hello Rappler readers,

As the country observed Ninoy Aquino Day on Monday, August 21, citizens went out to the streets to express rage over the death of Grade 11 student Kian delos Santos, one of the casualties of the government's ongoing war on drugs. Their cry: end the killings, and let justice be served.

Meanwhile, the probe on Delos Santos' death continues. Politicians, civil society groups, and even former president Benigno Aquino have called for an impartial investigation, and President Duterte has said those responsible will "rot in jail."

Abroad, the hunt for the Barcelona attackers continue; US President Donald Trump announces more troops in Afghanistan; and a solar eclipse leaves America in awe.

These and more stories in today's wRap.

Protesters express rage over Kian slay, ask for end to killings

Rain poured nonstop over Metro Manila on Monday, August 21, but this did not stop sectoral groups from marching toward the People Power Monument along EDSA to protest the killing of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos.

Spanish police shoot dead possible Barcelona attack fugitive

Spanish police on Monday, August 21, shot dead a man who could be Younes Abouyaaqoub, the suspected driver of a van that mowed down pedestrians in Barcelona, amid a massive manhunt for the Moroccan national described as dangerous and likely armed.

Total solar eclipse mesmerizes America

Millions of eclipse chasers and amateur star watchers alike converged in cities along the path of totality, a 70-mile (113-kilometer) wide swath cutting through 14 US states.

Duterte on CA rejection of Taguiwalo: 'Sayang'

President Rodrigo Duterte says he is considering a female senator and some people from the private sector as possible replacements for Judy Taguiwalo at the DSWD.

Trump warns support for Afghanistan 'not a blank check'

US President Donald Trump warned Monday, August 21, that the Afghan government should not view US support as a "blank check," in an address to the nation on the 16-year conflict.

Faeldon out, Lapeña to head Customs

President Duterte however says he continues to believe in Faeldon and is open to assigning him to another government post.

PH boxers a smash hit as Fernandez, Suarez, Marvin advance to 2017 SEA Games semis

John Marvin, Mario Fernandez and Charly Suarez punch and jab their ways to the the semifinal round at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia.

Top photo: People watch a solar eclipse during a minor league baseball game at Spirit Communications Park August 21, 2017 in Columbia, South Carolina. Sean Rayford/Getty Images/AFP

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