Monday, March 6, 2017

Let's Do The News! (March 6, 2017)

- A 5.9 magnitude aftershock hit Surigao De Norte on Sunday morning where 83 houses were damaged. Aside from this, one casualty was recorded after suffering a heart attack. There were also 25 reporter injuries.

Philippine soldiers have found the remains of a German man who was beheaded by Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militants last week. Both the head and body of Jurgen Kantner were found while the troops were conducting combat, search and retrieval operations in Indanan town in the remote southern province of Sulu, according to Colonel Cirilito Sobejana.

A rainy Monday is expected today in Mindanao as an effect of new low pressure area that was last spotted 400 km east southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur. Light rains will be experienced in Luzon as effect of the northeast monsoon that may last until this week only. Isolated rains or thunderstorms in the Visayas, including Caraga.

After former National Immigration Administration Administrator Peter LaviƱa, President Rodrigo Duterte warned that other Cabinet members and high government officials that are involved in corruption, also face the possibility of being removed from their position. According to the president, in the next few days, there will be other officials who will be removed from their assigned posts.

- Japan remains cautious about taking part in talks at the United Nations to draw up a legally binding treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida suggested willingness to participate, saying Japan should assert its stance towards "a world without nuclear weapons." But he said the decision will be made by the government.

- The White House says the administration has asked Congress to examine whether former president Barack Obama abused his power to wiretap President Donald Trump's phones during the 2016 election campaign. Trump on Saturday claimed on Twitter, that the Obama administration tapped his telephones at his campaign headquarters in Trump Tower in New York. Obama's spokesperson denies everything, of course.

Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip have flown kites and offered prayers for the restoration of the areas in northeastern Japan hit by a major earthquake and tsunami on March 11th, 2011. About 1,000 children gathered in a square to take part in the event, which has been held in March every year since 2012. They are from an area where houses and other buildings were constructed with Japanese aid.

- Porsche tuner RUF will unveil an all-original supercar at this week's Geneva Motor Show.


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