#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 6, 2017

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President Rodrigo Duterte spoke again about the Marcoses' plan to return some of their wealth, even offering advice: seek immunity.

Meanwhile, because of Duterte's earlier declaration of martial law in Mindanao, the Comelec decided to postpone barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls there.

In weather news, Tropical Depression Kiko is moving away from the Philippines, while the "extremely dangerous" Hurricane Irma is approaching the Caribbean.

Also in the US, President Donald Trump ended an amnesty that had protected 800,000 young immigrants.

Below are the big stories you shouldn't miss.

Duterte on Marcos wealth: I’d tell them to seek immunity

President Rodrigo Duterte wants Congress to craft a law that may include a provision granting the Marcoses immunity from criminal liability once they return ill-gotten wealth. If he were them, the President said he would seek immunity.

Marcos camp unfazed by SC ruling on motion

The Marcos camp said the Supreme Court decision junking their motion questioning the integrity of the 2016 elections will not stop them from exposing the "many sins of Smartmatic." Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr's lawyer said, "Our fight against the conspirators does not stop with this decision."

Comelec postpones barangay, SK polls in Mindanao

The Commission on Elections decided to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in Mindanao. The poll body cited threats to the safety of voters there amid martial law.

Most wanted MNLF member arrested in Basilan

The most wanted Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) member in Basilan province was arrested in Barangay Bohe Baka. Boy Hamja faces charges for murder, robbery in band, extortion, and participation in the drug trade.

Tropical Depression Kiko moving away from PH

Tropical Depression Kiko is already making its way out of the country. But signal number 1 remains raised over Batanes and the Babuyan Group of Islands, and there could still be heavy rain in Northern Luzon.

Irma becomes 'extremely dangerous' Category Five hurricane

Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall along the string of French islands that includes Guadeloupe, before heading to Haiti and Florida. Forecasters have described it as an "extremely dangerous" hurricane.

Trump ends amnesty for 800,000 young immigrants

Some 800,000 people brought to the United States illegally as minors are no longer protected from deportation, after US President Donald Trump revoked the program known as DACA. The Trump administration said the program, established during the Obama presidency, is unconstitutional.

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