#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 16, 2018

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

LOUD AND PROUD. Red and white are the team colors of Calabarzon










Dear Rapplers,

Our annual coverage of the Palarong Pambansa, the country's biggest grassroots sports event, began this weekend and will continue throughout the week. If you missed our coverage of the opening ceremonies, check out the links below:

Lydia de Vega, Asia's 'sprint queen,' honored in Palaro

IN PHOTOS: The colorful parade at Palarong Pambansa 2018

Duterte to Palaro athletes: 'This is the start of your role in nation-building'

Check this link for updates on how your hometown teams are faring!

LIVE UPDATES: Palarong Pambansa 2018 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur

For other top stories, keep visiting Rappler.

Will Duterte sign EO vs contractualization on April 16?

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North Korea's Kim Jong-Un greets Chinese official, calls for stronger ties

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Comelec resolution disproves SC claim on ballot shading

A Commission on Elections resolution shows that the poll body recognizes ballot ovals shaded by at least 25%, as argued by Vice President Leni Robredo

New push for referendum on final Brexit deal

Calling itself the People's Vote campaign, the push wants a referendum so that the public can decide whether they think the final Brexit agreement will leave Britain better or worse off

Lydia de Vega, Asia's 'sprint queen,' honored in Palaro

In her message, Lydia de Vega tells young athletes not to give up on their dreams

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Even if Facebook hired millions of content moderators, they are no match to the vetting capacity and breadth of its very capable and knowledgeable users, who should now engage Facebook more aggressively and intelligently

A visitor’s guide to Vigan eats

What sort of dishes should you be eating during a visit to Vigan? We've got you covered.

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