Friday, May 5, 2017

Let's Do The News! (May 5, 2017)

- Department of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II suggested that President Rodrigo Duterte can be their new DENR secretary if he wishes to do so. The Justice Secretary explained that if Duterte cannot find any replacement for Lopez, the President can head the DENR and name the former Environment Secretary as undersecretary. He used former dictator Ferdinand Marcos as a template because back then, Marcos acted a Secretary of the Department of National Defense while leading the country.

- Authorities launched a manhunt operation against the New People’s Army, after a Philippine National Police sub-station in the Cagayan Valley region was attacked yesterday.

- The Department of Health warns the public of hypertension, which is now the leading cause of death in the Philippines. Over 12 million adult Filipinos experience hypertension.

- Congress has passed the controversial revised healthcare act that will repeal Obamacare once and for all after a vote of 217-213. This bill allows the so-called "Trumpcare" to cut Medicaid, allow insurance companies to kick people with preexisting conditions off their plans, and kick 24 million people off their healthcare coverage, fearing that this will break most of President Donald Trump's core campaign promises. It's now passed to the Senate where it will face some tough competition.

- Yesterday's debate between French presidential candidates, National Front leader Marine Le Pen and Centralist Emmanuel Macron, turned ugly but neither of them landed their finishing blow.

- Delta Airlines apologized on Thursday after a couple said they were kicked off an overbooked flight with their two toddlers so their seats could be given to waiting passengers, the latest U.S. airline to apologize over incidents on board their flights.

- India plans to ban the sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by the year 2030 and focus more on electric vehicles.

- The facelifted Porsche 911 GT3 set a Nurburgring lap time of seven minutes and 12 seconds, 12.3 seconds more than the previous model.

- Singer Morissette announced that she will be co-hosting an Asian reality show to be hosted by Grammy winner Michael Bolton.


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