#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 12, 2017

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How's your Tuesday, Rappler readers?

It's a rainy Tuesday for parts of the Philippines as storm Maring brings wet weather to large areas of Luzon, including Metro Manila. Classes and work have been suspended in many affected areas, some flights are cancelled, and a number of roads across the capital region are flooded.

Meanwhile, where is the real Reynaldo de Guzman, the boy who went missing and was allegedly killed by police? This is now the question after the Philippine National Police said a DNA test revealed a recovered body is not of the boy's. The Public Attorney's Office, however, disputes this.

In other political news, former Bureau of Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon is now in Senate custody after he refused to face a corruption probe. Abroad, Hurricane Irma weakens after leaving a trail of destruction across Florida; the United Nations Security Council unanimously backs new sanctions for North Korea; and the UN warns of "ethnic cleansing" in Myanmar.

These and more in today's wRap.

Tropical Depression Maring set to make landfall in Quezon

Work in government offices and courts in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, and Central Luzon is suspended ahead of Maring's landfall.

Buses, jeepneys in the Philippines to be modernized by 2020

The Department of Transportation signs a memorandum of understanding with the Development Bank of the Philippines to provide loans to PUV cooperatives for the purchase of new vehicles.

UN unanimously backs new sanctions on North Korea

The resolution caps tough negotiations during which the United States dropped initial demands for a full oil embargo and a freeze on the foreign assets of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in a bid to win support from China and Russia.

Senate detains Faeldon for refusing to face BOC corruption probe

Senator Richard Gordon says former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon is not disrespecting the Senate despite his insistence that he would not face the probe because of Senators Panfilo Lacson and Antonio Trillanes IV.

Irma weakens; flooding in Jacksonville, damage to Keys

The death toll jumps to at least 40 meanwhile as Cuba says 10 people have been killed there over the weekend as the storm spun northward.

UN warns of 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Muslims

Refugees fleeing the unrest have brought stories of entire villages burned to the ground by Buddhist mobs and Myanmar troops.

PAO contradicts PNP, insists dead boy in Nueva Ecija is Reynaldo de Guzman

Somebody is trying to muddle the investigation, says Public Attorneys Office chief Persida Acosta.

Top photo: The St. Johns River rises from storm surge flood waters from Hurricane Irma on Sept. 11, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. Sean Rayford/Getty Images/AFP

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