#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 20, 2018

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday










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Meanwhile, here are this Friday's biggest stories.



Philippines orders deportation of Sister Patricia Fox

The Bureau of Immigration blacklists Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox because she allegedly joined political activities in the Philippines.

COA flags anomalies in PCOO procurement for ASEAN events

The Presidential Communications Operations Office awards ASEAN contracts to suppliers that went beyond the allocated budget and wastes P2.5 million by not awarding contracts to the lowest bidders, says the COA in its audit report.

Marawi folks less convinced Duterte has concern for Muslims – SWS

Despite their opinions about President Rodrigo Duterte, the results of a Social Weather Stations survey show Marawi residents are generally optimistic about the future.

Radio announcer shot dead in Albay

Joey Llana was on his way to his radio station when he was ambushed.

10 Gilas players suspended, SBP fined for FIBA brawl

Basketball's world governing body comes down hard on the players and officials involved in the Gilas-Australia brawl during the FIBA World Cup qualifying game.

Facebook cracks down on bogus posts inciting violence

The social network is targeting bogus posts that may spark violence with a policy change that they're implementing "during the coming months."

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