#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 8, 2018

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Are you a devotee of the Black Nazarene? Click on the links below for the schedule of activities and a number of other articles about this year's commemoration:

Schedule of 2018 activities of Feast of the Black Nazarene of Quiapo

PANOORIN: Prusisyon ng mga Nazareno replica, piyestang piyesta

Simplest of prayers flood Quiapo for Nazareno 2018

LIST: Safety tips for Nazareno devotees

[OPINION] The contradictions of the Black Nazarene

The first week of 2018 ushered in concerns over the potential impact of the Duterte administration's newly approved Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law o TRAIN. Chief of these concerns are the effects of the new taxes on the poor. We take this matter up in this week's #AnimatED editorial.

Catch updates on this year's Golden Globes awards by checking out our Entertainment section!

For the rest of the top stories for today, check out the list below.

PANOORIN: Prusisyon ng mga Nazareno replica, piyestang piyesta

The Philippine National Police says around 100,000 devotees joined this procession of replicas of the Black Nazarene image

67 police officers will face sanctions – Dela Rosa

The PNP chief also says the 4 officers caught using fireworks during the holidays will be dismissed

Different approaches to bitcoin in Asia

Here's how some Asian regulators are handling the bitcoin phenomenon

PSE named Southeast Asia's best stock exchange again

This is the 4th time in 5 years that the Philippine Stock Exchange has bagged the award

Detained De Lima wants to learn how to paint

Opposition Senator Leila de Lima is taking on new hobbies to cope with her daily struggles inside detention

Arctic blast freezes US, Canada amid NY airport chaos

The big chill follows a winter storm, dubbed a 'bomb cyclone' by forecasters, which is blamed for at least 19 deaths in the United States, based on US media reports

Renato Reyes slams fake news on son in 'sports car crash'

'My son is 9 years old. Hindi pa siya nakakapag-drive. Wala din kaming sports car. Kung may mahanap ka, iyo na,' says Bayan secretary general Renato Reyes Jr

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