#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 7, 2017

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

At Camp Crame on Monday, December, 4, 2017, One Thousand seventy six Policemen gather in front of the Grandstand during the Closing Ceremony "Focused Reformation/Reorientation and Moral Enhancement for Police Officer in Line with Internal Cleansing Efforts" Class 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler










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Cops don't need body cameras – they only need God watching over them.This was the sentiment of Philippine National Police (PNP) Drug Enforcement Group (DEG) Director Chief Superintendent Joseph Adnol, reacting to uproar that cops should use body cameras on their 3rd try in the drug war.

Vice President Leni Robredo said that she supports the proclamation of President Rodrigo Duterte declaring the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) as a terrorist organization.

In world news, US President Donald Trump recognized the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, prompting an almost universal diplomatic backlash and fears of new bloodshed in the Middle East.

All these and more on today's wRap!

PNP drug enforcement chief: No need for body cameras, we have God

(UPDATED) 'Our camera as policemen is God,' says PNP Drug Enforcement Group chief Joseph Adnol

Robredo agrees with Duterte proclamation tagging CPP-NPA as terrorists

Vice President Leni Robredo says it is important for the government to convey the message that it is fighting all forms of terrorism – a battle that goes beyond political colors

New drug war deadline? 'Give me another year' – Duterte

The President says he will no longer respond to criticisms of his drug war by human rights groups

Calida on drug smuggling in PH: ‘We cannot police an archipelago’

Solicitor General Jose Calida also says Philippine police can't arrest big time drug lords who are in China

Duterte extends AFP chief Guerrero's term by 4 months

General Rey Leonardo Guerrero will serve as military chief until April

Marcoleta questions SC clerk of court's 'loyalty' in impeachment hearing

'Nagtatrabaho lang tayo....I'm loyal to the institution,' says SC Clerk of Court Felipa Anama, who also tells the House committee on justice that she has served government for 44 years now

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, sparks firestorm

Trump's defiant move, making good on a core campaign pledge, ends 7 decades of US ambiguity on the status of the Holy City vociferously claimed by Israelis and Palestinians

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