#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 29, 2018

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Good morning Rapplers!

It's Maundy Thursday. Thousands flocked to bus terminals in Quezon City as commuters headed to the provinces for Holy Week.

Meanwhile, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered police to arrest those who manufacture and sell fake medicines. Duterte's order comes after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the public, through a recent advisory, against counterfeit Biogesic paracetamol 500-milligram tablets.

At 64, legendary police intelligence officer Rodolfo "Boogie" Mendoza Jr, one of the Philippines' best spies against communist guerrillas who also helped uncover the first international terrorist network here, died of a heart attack. Read his profile here.

All this and more are on today's wRap.

Holy Week exodus: Commuters line up for hours in terminals

The rush to go to the provinces results in up to 3 hours of waiting in bus terminals

Duterte to PNP: Catch makers, sellers of fake medicines

President Rodrigo Duterte orders PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa to launch a crackdown on the sale of counterfeit medicines after the FDA warns the public about fake Biogesic tablets

Grab: When Uber shuts down, not all 20,000 drivers have moved to us

Because of sheer volume, not all former Uber drivers will be onboarded by Grab on April 8

Boogie Mendoza, top spy vs communists and terrorists, dies

Rodolfo 'Boogie' Mendoza served in the Philippine National Police Intelligence Group and the provincial police of Zambales before retiring as a one-star police general

PH startups win international youth competition

Startups LawKo, AroogaHealth, and Phinix bag 3 of the 4 awards

Staunch Suu Kyi ally elected Myanmar president

Win Myint remains one of Aung San Suu Kyi's inner circle – the pair fought side-by-side during the 1988 democracy movement that was violently quashed by the junta

Mark Zuckerberg planning to testify before U.S. Congress – report

Facebook sources say the social media network's CEO will be testifying within a matter of weeks, and is now crafting a strategy for the testimony

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