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

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

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Hello Rappler readers,

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat said Tourism Promotions Board chief Cesar Montano will have to explain the allegations about his Buhay Carinderia project. Rappler took a look at that project here.

Meanwhile, the net worth of Vice President Leni Robredo is down to P1.1 million, based on her latest Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth.

At the Senate, a necrological service is being held for the late former Senate president Edgardo Angara, while at the House, lawmakers are holding a hearing on the Zamboanga City housing project where a footbridge collapsed.

Below are the big stories you shouldn't miss.

Cesar Montano under fire over Buhay Carinderia

Tourism Promotions Board chief Cesar Montano is being asked to respond to concerns over the Buhay Carinderia project. Millions of pesos have already been paid to an advertising company even if the project is far from completion.

Robredo's net worth dips to P1.1M

Vice President Leni Robredo's net worth as of December 2017 is P1.1 million, as shown in her Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth. It dipped by P7.7 million due to the electoral protest fee she had to pay.

Estrada, Arroyo: Angara's work 'larger than life'

Former presidents Joseph Estrada and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo were among the government officials who delivered eulogies at the Senate's necrological service for ex-Senate president Edgardo Angara. Angara died on May 13 at the age of 83.

SC Justice Martires vies for Ombudsman

Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Martires and Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Efren dela Cruz are among those vying for the post of Ombudsman, which will be left vacant when Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales retires in July.

Gov't asks SC for more time to give drug war docs

The Office of the Solicitor General asked the Supreme Court for a two-month extension to complete its submission of tens of thousands of documents related to the police's anti-drug campaign.

LIVE: House hearing on Zamboanga City housing project

Watch the hearing live on Rappler.

Celtics push Cavs into 0-2 hole

The Boston Celtics dumped the Cleveland Cavaliers, 107-94, to take a 2-0 series lead in the NBA Eastern Conference finals.

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