#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 23, 2018

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The identity of the parent who threatened a professor of the Ateneo de Davao University in Davao over his college child’s low grade has been revealed in an incident report filed with the police: Director Remlane Tambuang, who heads the regional office of the Commission on Elections in Davao. The university if filing charges against him, who reportedly bragged that they come from “a family of lawyers and killers” and that they can “take down this school.”

Meanwhile, the drug-related killings are back, with 13 suspects killed in police operations in a single day in the northern province of Bulacan. In Manila, a local court has ordered the arrest of 10 fraternity men from the University of Santo Tomas School of Law for the hazing death of freshman Atio Castillo.

On the social media front, after the founder of WhatsApp, who sold its software to Facebook, called for the users to delete the social media platform, and Mark Zuckerberg’s apology for the election-related data privacy scandal fails to calm the storm, Rappler talks to a professor and a lawyer specializing on digital communication to assess whether it is time to #DeleteFacebook.

Here are the big stories you shouldn’t miss.

IBP seeks dismissal of quo warranto petition vs Sereno

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines says its intervention will note that under the 1987 Charter, 'impeachment is the only mode of removal of an impeachable officer for an impeachable offense'

PNP kill 13 drug suspects, arrest over 100 as Duterte quits ICC

The suspects are killed in the northern province of Bulacan. A police statement adds more than 100 arrests were also made.

Manila court orders arrest of 10 fratmen in Atio Castillo slay

'This Court finds probable cause and that there is necessity for placing all the accused under custody in order not to frustrate the ends of justice,' says Manila RTC Branch 40 Presiding Judge Alfredo Ampuan

Parent who threatened Ateneo de Davao prof is Comelec Davao region chief

'Hindi 'nyo ba alam na ako ang director ng Comelec?' Commission on Elections regional director Remlane Tambuang allegedly tells campus security when he sees them in the hall outside the office where the incident happened

44 African nations sign pact establishing free trade area – African Union

'The agreement establishing the CFTA (African Continental Free Trade Area) was signed by 44 countries,' says Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairperson of the AU commission

36,000 jobs, P56 billion 'at stake' if Boracay closed for a year

(UPDATED) 'More than the effect of closure [on] individual business entities, the contribution of this to the country's economy cannot be disregarded,' say Boracay Island stakeholders

Rappler Talk: Is it time to #DeleteFacebook?

The Cambridge Analytica controversy and the #DeleteFacebook movement that resulted from it highlight the perils of harvested personal data

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