#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 28, 2017

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Will John Paul Solano, the principal suspect and witness in the killing of Horacio Castillo III, be released by the Department of Justice? The Manila Police District says it won't allow it and will file a motion for reconsideration to keep him detained.

Meanwhile, as President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs hits its 15th month, more Filipinos have expressed disbelief that many of those killed in police operations fought back, according to a survey from the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

The Philippine National Police also allegedly only submitted 10 inquest reports to congressmen, almost a month after they asked for data on the cops' probe on those who may have killed suspects in anti-drug operations.

In Marawi, Defense Secretary and rehab chief Delfin Lorenzana told government officials from Mindanao that he was “confident” that the military will be able to fulfill its pronouncement that the war in Marawi City will be done by the end of the month.

Other updates include the Civil Service Commission's reaction to Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs) of some Cabinet officials which contained redacted or blacked out portions, released by Malacañang; the latest in the Senate Intelligence Committee probe on Russian interference in US politics; and senators bickering yet again on the Senate floor.

All these are on today's wRap.

Solano set for release? MPD will appeal to keep him confined

Manila police chief Joel Coronel says they will file a motion for reconsideration if ever the Department of Justice orders the release of John Paul Solano

Half of Filipinos don't believe cops' 'nanlaban' line – SWS survey

Around half of survey respondents also don't think that those killed in police operations were actually drug pushers

Lorenzana ‘confident’ Marawi siege done by end-September

'I am very confident of the abilities of our soldiers to do the job,' says the country's defense chief

Only addresses should be hidden in SALNs – Civil Service Commission

'Dapat we are ready to show the people how we accumulate our wealth while we are working in the government,' says CSC Assistant Commissioner Ariel Ronquillo

PNP on anti-drugs ops: Thousands of deaths, only 10 inquest reports

Kabayan Representative Harry Roque requests for the inquest reports on more than 3,800 deaths attributed to police operations. The PNP submits only 10.

Google, Facebook, Twitter asked to testify in Russia probe

The 3 internet and online social media giants are expected to appear on November 1 in an open hearing on the rising evidence that they were covertly manipulated in a campaign to help Donald Trump win the presidency

Senators bicker over 'exclusion' from resolution vs killing of minors

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III seeks a probe into the 'Silent No More PH' blog, which 'prostituted' 7 senators for not signing the resolution

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