Monday, February 27, 2017

Let's Do The News! (February 27, 2017)

- For the second time this month, most jeepney drivers all over the Philippines staged a nationwide transport strike against the government's PUV modernization program. The members of transport groups PISTON, Stop and Go Coalition, and No to Jeepney Phase-out Coalition are expected to gather at the Bonifacio Monument in Caloocan City to kick off today's nationwide transport strike. Numerous passengers left stranded and some classes are suspended following the strike.

- Philippine National Police Chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa personally visited Senator Leila De Lima in her detention cell at the PNP Custodial Center. The visit happened on the first night of De Lima at the detention cell, according to him.

- The House of Representatives is all set for the voting on the controversial Death Penalty Bill this coming Tuesday. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Farinas said they will approve in the second reading of the House Bill 4727 or the Death penalty Reimposition Bill.

US President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of the Navy has withdrawn from consideration for the post. It's the second time that a nominee to lead one of the US armed services has withdrawn, citing government conflict-of-interest rules. Trump announced on Saturday his intention to nominate Philip Bilden, a former executive of an investment company, as Secretary of the Navy, a post that reports to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

The United States has called on Russia to observe a 2015 ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine. The State Department said in a statement the US is closely monitoring the growing violence there and pro-Russian separatists' continuing failure to honor the truce.

- The new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 gets even more potent than ever with the new 1LE trim, featuring improved aerodynamics, adjustable suspension, and other track-honed upgrades.

- Actor Bill Paxton passed away at the age of 61. Paxton appeared in films sucjh as Apollo 13TwisterThe TerminatorPredator 2Aliens, and Titanic.


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