#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 14, 2017

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 Labisindaw Belo looks after her grandchid inside Al-Qayriya Madrasa, an evacuation center in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte. the parents of the child had to 60 days after the Marawi siege started, the Internally Displaced are still not sure if they have a home to return to. Government forces are still fighting the IS-linked Maute group in Marawi city. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler










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The war in Marawi could end sooner as the military is looking at an offence that can break the will of the remaining fighters. The conflict has been ongoing for over 3 months.

In the House of Representatives, the committee on justice voted 30-4, deeming the first valid impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno sufficient in form and substance.

Meanwhile, the Senate warned of a deadlock should the House of Representatives insist on the measly P1,000 budget for the Commission on Human Rights for 2018, as they vowed to restore the CHR’s full allocation.

Outside the Philippines, a school fire killed 25 in Malaysia, while Apple unveiled its 3 new iPhones.

All this and more in today's wRap.

Possible surrender by Maute recruits could end war sooner

Intense fighting and heavy bombardment trigger surrender feelers from the enemies, according to the military

1st impeach complaint vs Sereno 'sufficient in form, substance'

The House committee on justice finds the second complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno – filed by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption and the Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution – insufficient in form

Senators warn of 'deadlock' if House insists on P1,000 CHR budget

Should there be a stalemate until December 31, there will be no new budget in 2018. The P3.35-trillion 2017 budget will just be reenacted, with the CHR getting P749 million.

25 people, mostly students, killed in Malaysia school fire – official

A fire tears through a religious school in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur

Who is Rodante Marcoleta, the man behind the motion for CHR's P1,000-budget?

SAGIP Representative Rodante Marcoleta believes the Commission on Human Rights is not 'validly created' even if its creation is provided for in the 1987 Philippine Constitution

Apple unveils 3 new iPhones, hails 'biggest leap forward'

Meet Apple's new batch of iPhones, the X, the 8 and the 8 Plus. See their specs and features here

PH to bring home 200 Filipinos affected by Hurricane Irma

Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says more than 200 Filipinos from parts of the Caribbean have sought repatriation after Hurricane Irma

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