Monday, November 21, 2016

Let's Do The News! (November 21, 2016)

- In last weekend's APEC Summit, President Rodrigo Duterte's comments on his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, the strongman he admired for, considers themselves as fast friends as they are willing to boost ties between the two countries.

- Vice-President Leni Robredo feared that she received a text message regarding the recount of votes, just to have Bongbong Marcos steal her position by next year, amid the sudden burial of Ferdinand E. Marcos.

- Meanwhile, following last week's burial that shocked the nation, a group of petitioners comprised of Martial Law victims and former detainees filed a contempt of court petition against the heirs of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos and officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Department of National Defense.

- Chinese leader Xi Jinping open to Duterte's plan to turn the Scarborough Shoal into a marine sanctuary, according to reports.

- The World Anti-Doping Agency's Foundation Board has approved a set of recommendations to combat doping. Delegates from governments and the Olympic world took part in a meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, discussing institutional reforms requested by the International Olympic Committee in the wake of the alleged doping scandal in Russia,

- German Chancellor Angela Merkel will run for her fourth term in next year's elections despite criticisms.

- Eight children were killed in Syria when shelling hit their school in the western part of Aleppo. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, over 200 people were killed in Aleppo and areas around the city over the past 6 days, including 36 children.

- The top eight movies that will be competing in next month's Metro Manila Film Festival are; Ang Babae se Septic Tank 2 #ForeverIsNotEnough, Sunday Beauty Queen, Vince & Kath & James, Kabisera, Oro (Gold), Saving Sally, Die Beautiful, and Seklusyon.


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