#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 9, 2016

Hello Rappler readers,

It's a big day in the United States, as Americans head to the polls to pick their next president. Will it be Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? We're all on the edge of our seats.

The Philippines, meanwhile, is still reeling from the controversial decision of the Supreme Court to allow a hero's burial for Ferdinand Marcos. Voting 9-5, the SC said Marcos was not pure evil. The dissenters pointed out, however, that he was a dictator, plunderer, and human rights violator. The Marcoses and their loyalists are overjoyed; the petitioners are heartbroken. What happens next for Filipinos?

Below are the big stories you shouldn't miss.


#USVote: Clinton or Trump?

After a divisive campaign, the world will soon know who the next US president is. Will former secretary of state Hillary Clinton become the first female president of the United States of America, or will billionaire mogul Donald Trump march into the White House? Check out the latest developments on Rappler's live blog.

Martial Law victims make plea to Duterte

It was President Rodrigo Duterte who ordered the Marcos burial, and following the SC ruling, Martial Law victims now want him to reconsider his decision. Will the President listen to their plea?

Duterte: Speed up Yolanda shelter aid

On the same day as the SC decision, Duterte was in Tacloban for the 3rd anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). His order? Complete housing aid for survivors by December.

Duterte teases Robredo about looks, again

While the President was in Tacloban for the 3rd anniversary of Yolanda, he couldn't help but tease Vice President Leni Robredo, who was also onstage with him. Duterte said, to laughter and cheers, that he was checking out Robredo while they were in a Cabinet meeting. It wasn't the first time the President mentioned the Vice President's looks.

Duterte off to Malaysia

Duterte is visiting Malaysia from November 9 to 10, fresh from recent trips to Japan and China. Here's a look at the ties between the Philippines and Malaysia.