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

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

CHA-CHA. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno hints at her opposition to Charter Change or Cha-Cha in a speech delivered before students of St. Scholastica's College Manila on March 7, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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The House committee on justice will hold their final deliberation and vote on an impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno today. But the outcome of the vote is all but expected as House leaders have long said they believe there was more than enough basis to impeach the head of the judiciary.

Meanwhile, President Rodrigo Duterte said he will "give authority" to the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) to look into his bank records. Previously, Duterte has refused to issue bank secrecy waivers that would reveal his bank transaction history.

In the University of the Philippines (UP), a fire hit a canteen located at the UP Diliman Shopping Center, and is said to have spread throughout the shopping center's main building.

All this and more are on today's wRap!

House panel votes on Sereno impeachment

How will the House committee on justice tackle probable cause in the complaint?

Duterte to allow anti-corruption body to look into his bank records

President Rodrigo Duterte says the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission is free to check his bank accounts but he won't give the same access to his political opponents

Fire hits UP Diliman Shopping Center

UP Vice President for Public Affairs Jose Dalisay Jr says the fire that hit a canteen spread throughout the shopping center's main building. The Bureau of Fire Protection declares fire out over an hour later.

Lorenzana: Frigates mess former Navy chief Mercado's fault

The defense chief pins the blame on the Navy officer he sacked, insisting that Mercado did not follow the law, usurped powers, and failed to follow commands

'Irregularities' in 2016 election server logs? Not necessarily, says I.T. expert

But the Comelec and Smartmatic should still explain the concerns in Senator Vicente Sotto III's privilege speech, says PPCRV IT director William Yu

Trump vows to 'counteract' any Russia election meddling

'The Russians had no impact on our votes whatsoever.... But certainly there was meddling and probably from other countries and maybe other individuals,' says US President Donald Trump

Thanks to netizen’s request, Cebu City library will be open 24/7

An engineering student messages Mayor Tommy Osmeña on Facebook, wishing the public library remains open overnight so students won't need to hang out at fast food restaurants to study

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