Thursday, March 30, 2017

Let's Do The News! (March 30, 2017)

- The fight between allies of President Rodrigo Duterte could make a strong case for the impeachment case against the President. Magdalo Partylist Rep. Gary Alejano believes that the tension between House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Davao Del Norte Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr., will be useful in his impeachment complaint.

- The National Bureau of Investigation has summoned the people involved in the issuance of alleged anomalous contracts of the National Printing Office. Deputy Director for Investigation Services Vicente De Guzman issued a subpoena against NPO Officer-In-Charge Rolando Calauag, and former members of the Bids and Awards Committee.

- The Hawaii federal judge extends the court order blocking the travel ban issued by US President Donald Trump. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson turned an earlier temporary restraining order into a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit brought by the state of Hawaii challenging Trump’s travel directive as unconstitutional religious discrimination.

- Back at the Cyclone Debbie, authorities ordered the evacuation of large parts of a major town of more than 25,000 people in eastern Australia on Thursday as a storm system generated by a powerful cyclone that pummelled the northeast two days ago swept down the coast with heavy rain.

- Vietnam condemns Taiwan’s military drills on and around a disputed South China Sea island, labelling them a serious violation of its sovereignty and a threat to maritime security.

- French president Francois Holland told UK PM Theresa May that talks on EU-UK relationship must wait until after negotiations on its departure from the European Union in a fresh blow to her post-Brexit plans.

- Toyota Australia collaborated with toy company Tonka to create a special concept truck.

- Shuichi Shigeno, creator of Initial D, is starting a new car racing series this summer.


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