Monday, September 5, 2016

Let's Do The News! (September 5, 2016)

- President Rodrigo Duterte signed on Monday a formal document on the declaration of lawlessness before he flew to Laos for the ASEAN summit. Executive Secretary confirmed that Duterte signed the declaration, which is a call of the president to the Armed Forces to prevent or suppress lawless violence following the deadly Davao bombing last week.

- Meanwhile, the Davao City government set a two-million peso bounty for who can provide leads to identify and arrest the perpetrators behind last Friday's deadly blast. Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said the government wants to see the suspects alive so they can gain information from them.

- The Department of Health confirmed that a woman from Iloilo City was tested positive for the Zika virus, the sixth case recorded in the country. DOH Undersecretary Gerardo Bayugo said that the 45-year-old victim, has no record of travel to countries where the virus has been detected.

- In the G20 Summit in China, US President Barack Obama and British PM Theresa May have agreed to work together to limit the adverse effects the so-called Brexit will have on the global economy. It was their first meeting since May took office after David Cameron's resignation following the Brexit vote.

- Meanwhile, Chinese President Xi Jinping called on his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to step up lateral military cooperation, The two nations will conduct joint naval exercises in the South China Sea from the 12th of September.

- Turkish military has expelled the Islamic State group fro the last strip of territory it controlled along the Turkish-Syrian border. Turkish PM Binali Yildirim said in Sunday that Turkish forces and allied Syrian rebels have cleared the militants from a 90km stretch of the border.

- Good news! Zag Entertainment confirmed that the hit animated TV series Miraculous gets renewed for another season! What does that means? More Ladybug, more Cat Noir, more new baddies, and more secrets are yet to be discovered. Pound it!

- In an upcoming Pokemon GO update, Buddy Pokemon will be added, meaning players will be able to select one of the Pokemon they've caught to appear alongside the trainer, resulting for better rewards and experiences. It can be changed any time.

- In case you missed it, presenter Paolo Ballesteros has returned to Eat Bulaga!

- Actress Liza Soberano responded to a basher pertaining to the recently concluded TV drama Dolce Amore and comparing it to its replacement show, Till I Met You.


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