Friday, October 7, 2016

Let's Do The News! (October 7, 2016)

- Troops have captured three suspects connected to the deadly bombing of a night market in Davao that killed 15 people and seized a cellphone video of the blast from them that they apparently took for propaganda purposes. The suspected Muslim extremists captured are Wendel Apostol Factura, Musali Mustapha, and TJ Tagdaya Macabalang.

- According to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, he told the US military that plans for joint patrols and naval exercises in the South China Sea have been put on hold, the first concrete break in defense cooperation after months of increasingly harsh comments by President Rodrigo Duterte.

- PNP chief Director General Bato dela Rosa said that the alleged Davao death squad hitman, Edgar Matobato, will be taken under police custody.

- Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos was awarded with a Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to end a five-decades-long civil war that killed over 200,000 people in the South American country. The award came just days after Colombians voted to reject the peace deal that Santos helped bring about.

- Hurricane Matthew is currently making landfall near the US East Coast state of Florida as it heads northwest with wind speeds remained at 190kph. Over 270,000 households in Florida are without power while over 3,000 people have been evacuated.

- Police in India say there was a massive scam targeting against US citizens from "call centers" set up in this country. Over 70 members of the scam ring had been arrested at a western Indian city of Mumbai. The group set up 9 fake call centers and hired about 700 people.

- Alma Moreno asks for prayers for son Mark Anthony Fernandez, who was caught using drugs. Earlier, Mark Anthony Fernandez's arraignment at Angeles City Regional Trial Court Branch 60 was postponed because of the motion of suspension for added investigation on the troubled actor.


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