#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 7-13, 2018

From the history Sereno ouster, to the earthquake victory of Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, to the musical side of Ian Veneracion










Dear Rappler reader,

In an unprecedented and historic move, the Supreme Court ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Friday, May 11 on the basis of an invalid appointment.

If the Senate decides to question the ouster, it will result in a constitutional crisis. Watch constitutional law expert Dan Gatmaytan explain the legal dilemma that may arise from the quo warranto ruling.

Vice President Leni Robredo made a strong stand on Monday, May 7, in support of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno calling the quo warranto appeal the “final blow to the ideal of justice.”

Retired Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa is now the Director General of the Bureau of Corrections, and he has a lot to fix in the New Bilibid Prison — the Philippines' controversial national penitentiary.

Philippine and United States navies on Wednesday, May 9, held an amphibious landing exercise in Zambales amid growing concerns over China's militarization of the South China Sea. Find out why the role-playing exercises dubbed Balikatan assume new significance now.

At 92, Malaysia's veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad won a historic election victory Thursday, May 10, in a political earthquake that toppled the country's scandal-plagued premier.

And to cap your weekend, watch actor Ian Veneracion – who is also a painter, pilot, and motocross racer – as he embarks on a music career at 43 years old.

Here are the videos you shouldn't miss.

Supreme Court ousts Chief Justice Sereno

If the Senate decides to question the ouster, will it result in a constitutional crisis?

Rappler Talk: Constitutional law professor Dan Gatmaytan on Sereno scenarios

On Thursday, May 10, Rappler talks to constitutional law professor Dan Gatmaytan to discuss scenarios after the Supreme Court votes on the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

Robredo backs Sereno: I will do everything to right this wrong

Vice President Leni Robredo tells the audience in a forum that the quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno "can be the final blow to the ideal of justice we all depend on."

Rappler Talk: Bato dela Rosa on fixing Bilibid

Rappler sits down with Bucor chief Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa to ask him about his plans to rid the New Bilibid Prison of drug trafficking.

Balikatan 2018: PH, U.S. hold drill amid China militarization of South China Sea

The amphibious landing exercise is held in a naval base in San Antonio, Zambales, which faces the South China Sea and is over 200 kilometers from Scarborough Shoal

Malaysia's Mahathir wins shock election victory

Mahathir Mohamad's opposition alliance ends the long hold on power of the Barisan Nasional coalition, which has been in power in Malaysia since its birth as an independent country in 1957

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Ian Veneracion

Get to know Ian Veneracion's musical side on Rappler Live Jam!

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