Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Let's Do The News! (December 6, 2016)

- According to the National Bureau of Investigation, the suspected drug lord Mayor Rolando Espinosa of Albuera, Leyte, was killed during a "rubout" inside a provincial and not in a shootout with the CIDG officers. Releasing the findings of its probe into Espinosa's death, the NBI has recommended to the Department of Justice the filing of multiple murder and perjury charges against 24 CIDG-8 officers and others involved in the Espinosa murder case.

- 25 high-ranking Philippine Coast Guard officers have been suspended by the Ombudsman for irregularities in cash advances totaling 67.5 million pesos. The respondents are facing charges for grave misconduct, serious dishonest and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service.

- Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Monday to discuss the current state of bilateral relations between the two nations. On his first Russian visit, Yasay and Lavrov discussed regional and global issues including the Philippine chairmanship of ASEAN in 2017. They discussed the prospects to enhance cooperation in various areas such as the political, security, economic, cultural, and people-to-people spheres.

- US President-elect Donald Trump met with former US Vice President Al Gore, a leading figure in the fight to stop global warming and a Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2007. The meeting took place at Trump Tower in New York on Monday and Gore said they had an extremely interesting conversation.

- As of now, the death toll from a fire in a warehouse in Oakland, California has risen to 36. Last Friday, a fire broke out in the warehouse where over 50 people were gathering for a dance party.

- Member states of the International Atomic Energy Agency have agreed to tighten control on nuclear materials to prevent terrorism with the nuclear watchdog playing a key role. Delegates from 130 countries took part of the IAEA's International Conference on Nuclear Security in Vienna, Austria, on Monday. In an opening speech, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said the number of participants shows that governments are serious about enhancing global efforts to protect material and facilities.

- The last LaFerrari ever made has been auctioned to seven million dollars and all of the proceeds will benefit Italian earthquake reconstruction. Meanwhile, Ferrari launched a 488 Challenge racecar, which signals the start of their new one-make race series using the fastest Ferrari Challenge car yet, courtesy of its turbocharged V8 engine producing 670PS of power. Then, Ferrari built a coachbuilt F12 called the SP275 RW Competizione, which debuted at Daytona International Speedway last weekend.

- Suzuki will launch the new Swift by January. It will be a hybrid hatchback and it will feature a new platform as well.

- As the premiere of the third Yo-Kai Watch film draws near, the hit franchise will be getting a fourth film next winter.

- Actor Cesar Montano will reportedly become part of the Department of Tourism as chief operating officer of its Tourism Promotions Board.


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