Thursday, February 23, 2017

Let's Do The News! (February 23, 2017)

The Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court branch 204 under the sala of Judge Juanita Guerrero has issued a warrant of arrest against Senator Leila De Lima regarding her case in connection with her alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison.

- Three Indian soldiers and a woman were killed when militants ambushed a patrol in South Kashmir early on Thursday, part of an upsurge of violence that has hit the restive northern region as it emerges from winter.

- The Surigao Airport has resume its operations on Thursday. The airport had to close due to the damage brought by the Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake.

The Department of Foreign Affairs – Overseas Voting Secretariat announced today that DFA-OVS and COMELEC-OFOV have signed tripartite memorandum of agreement with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for the continuing registration/certification of qualified overseas Filipinos, that resumed on 01 December 2016 and will end on 30 September 2018, for purposes of the 2019 elections.

- The US administration of Donald Trump has withdrawn federal guidance allowing transgender students to use bathrooms of their choice at public schools. The Trump administration announced its repeal on Wednesday. Conservative states including Texas had filed lawsuits demanding the reversal of the guidelines.

- Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn will step down from his position effective this 1st of April. He will still be in charge with the Renault-Nissan Alliance as well as Mitsubishi, however.

- Mercedes-Benz teases an all-new E-Class Cabriolet set for Geneva Motor Show debut.

- Dia Kurosawa joins the Love Live Sunshine DreamTech scale figure lineup. This latest addition is available to order starting at 14,800 yen plus tax and arrives this August.


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