#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 30, 2017

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Happy Bonifacio Day Rapplers!

As the House committee on justice ended its 4th hearing to determine probable cause in an impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, committee chairman Reynaldo Umali said it’s becoming clear that “irregularities” had happened in the Supreme Court (SC). This, after Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro testified against Sereno.

On the administration's drug war, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa claimed that the London-based international news agency Reuters had "edited" the videos to damage the PNP's reputation. Dela Rosa was referring to the November 27 Reuters report on an October 11 anti-drug raid in Tondo, Manila, where cops killed 3 drug suspects. Police said the 3 fought back, but CCTV footage and witness' accounts presented by Reuters pointed to policemen going rogue then executing the men.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) apologized to the public for disclosing that one of the arrested suspects in a hotel buy-bust operation is living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS).

In the United States, broadcast journalist Matt Lauer, who has been the co-anchor of the top-rated morning show Today on NBC, was fired by the network after a detailed complaint of inappropriate sexual behavior at work.

All these and more are on today's wRap!

‘Overflow’ of info after De Castro testifies at Sereno impeachment

It’s becoming clear that ‘irregularities’ have happened in the Supreme Court, and the question now is whether these are impeachable offenses, says House justice committee chairman Reynaldo Umali

Reuters 'edited' Tondo video to make PNP look bad – Dela Rosa

'We will investigate at gagawin namin ang kaukulang investigation, pero huwag naman sana ganoon na talagang pina-project 'yung timing at 'yung pagka-edit,' says PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa

Bonifacio Day rallies set to push, protest Duterte’s revolutionary gov’t

Rallies supporting President Rodrigo Duterte's proposed revolutionary government will be held on Thursday, November 30, 19 cities and towns, mostly areas where Duterte won in the 2016 presidential election

PDEA to appeal DOJ clearing Faeldon

Faeldon is cleared by the DOJ last week after failing to find probable cause, supposedly because of PDEA's weak complaint

PDEA says sorry for disclosing HIV status of drug suspect

'We may have gone overboard by violating his right to privacy,' says PDEA chief Aaron Aquino

Top U.S. TV anchor Matt Lauer fired over sexual misconduct

NBC News says Lauer, one of television's highest-paid personalities, was fired after they received a 'detailed complaint' about 'inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace' by Lauer

DLSU Green Archers take game 2, set do-or-die vs Ateneo Blue Eagles

De La Salle extends UAAP Season 80 men's basketball finals series vs Ateneo to a sudden-death Game 3

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