#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 17, 2018

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Students wade the gutter-deep flood water in Brgy. Holy Spirit in Quezon City on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, after the local government of QC cancelled elementary classes after night of almost non-stop rain due to southwest monsoon enhance by typhoon Henry. Photo by DARREN LANGIT










Good morning, Rappler readers!

Henry, now a tropical storm, has left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday morning, July 17. Though the tropical storm is already out of PAR, the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat is still bringing rain. Tuesday classes in several areas have already been suspended due to rain.

In other news, Rappler compiled 10 things to expect at President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address happening on Monday, July 23.

Overseas, US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin came out of their inaugural summit on Monday, July 16, expressing a desire to talk again on global challenges after discussing an array of issues from Syria, Ukraine, and China, to trade tariffs and the size of their nuclear arsenals.

Here are today's top stories.

Henry intensifies into tropical storm as it leaves PAR

There are no more areas under tropical cyclone warning signals.

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Tuesday, July 17

Here is a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Tuesday due to rain from the southwest monsoon.

At historic summit, Trump refuses to confront Putin on vote row

Standing alongside the Kremlin boss at a joint news conference, Trump acknowledged that his intelligence chiefs believe Russia hacked and leaked Democrats' emails containing politically damaging information about his rival Hillary Clinton in 2016.

10 things to expect at Duterte's SONA 2018

Duterte's 3rd SONA is set to be a historic one, with the President expected to sign the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law in the morning, just before he delivers his speech at 4 pm.

'Rugrats' to return with TV series, live-action CGI film

Variety reports that Rugrats got a 26-episode order from Nickelodeon and the go-signal for a live-action film with CGI characters from Paramount Players.

Cardi B leads nominations at MTV Video Music Awards 2018

Cardi B, who in little more than a year has become one of the most prominent women in the male-dominated world of hip-hop, received 10 nominations for the awards show that will take place on August 20 in New York.

A win away from finals, San Miguel's Austria thinking of Ginebra as foe

The 3-time PBA Coach of the Year said the Gin Kings adding the likes of Jeff Chan is their way of countering the Beermen's zone defense.

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