Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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

- The Regional Peace and Order Council ordered all security forces to tighten checkpoints across the National Capital Region, following the clash between the Maute Terrorist Group and government troops in Marawi City, which is one of the areas in Mindanao now under Martial Law under the order of the President.

- The court suspends the arrest of former MNLF Chairman and former ARMM Governor Nur Misuari. San Pedro of the Pasig Regional Trial Court Judge Maria Rowen MOdesto made the decision to allow the petition filed by Misuari himself.

- Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno ordered all courts in Mindanao to remain open all all Justices to be in their respective offices amid President Duterte's declaration of Martial Law in the entire island.

- US President Donald Trump visits the Vatican on Wednesday to exchange talks with Pope Francis, after the two men exchanged sharp words during last year's presidential elections. Trump’s meeting at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, his third stop on a nine-day foreign tour due to end on Saturday, is part of his world tour of religions after meeting leaders of Muslim nations in Saudi Arabia and visiting holy sites in Jerusalem.

- Back to the Manchester terror attack, the suspect behind the attack is identified as Salman Ramadan Abedi. A 22-year-old male Mancunian of Libyan descent. Police noted that Abedi's responsible for the suicide attack that killed 22 and injured 59 at the Ariana Grande concert.

- Yesterday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe moves forward with the controversial anti-conspiracy bill despite opposition from the public that feared that this bill could suppress civil liberties. The bill would make it a crime to conspire with others to commit terrorism and a raft of other crimes.

- Sir Roger Moore passed away at the age of 89. Moore was well known for not just being Simon Templar from the TV show, The Saint, but also the third 007 actor who starred in most Bond films than any other Bond actor known from Live and Let Die to A View To A Kill.

- Stuttgart authorities raided the offices of Daimler AG at numerous locations in connection with "preliminary investigations of known and unknown employees due to suspicion of fraud and criminal advertising relating to the possible manipulation of exhaust-gas aftertreatment in passengers cars with diesel engines."

- Saw director James Wan is reported to produce a reboot of the Biohazard/Resident Evil live-action film with Greg Russo reportedly to be its scriptwriter.


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