Monday, May 8, 2017

Let's Do The News! (May 8, 2017)

- The Manila Police District presents the suspect behind the April 28 Quiapo bombing that hurt 14 people. One of the key suspects, named Abel Macaraya, was presented by Police Chief Superintendent Joel Coronel. Macaraya is charged with multiple frustrated murder and illegal possession of firearms.

- The Senate Minority is in favor of reviewing the secret voting system of confirming or rejecting the ad interim appointment of a Cabinet member. According to Senator Bam Aquino, the Commission of Appointments must examine and modify the current secret voting system.

- Different female groups assembled in front of the Senate, claiming that Senator Tito Sotto's apology over his controversial joke against DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo is not sincere. According to Amparo Miciano, Secretary General of Pambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan, they plan to file an ethics complaint against Sotto for his joke against the female community.

- US and Afghan officials confirmed that the leader of the Islamic State group in Afghanistan was slayed during a joint military operations. Officials from the Afghanistan government and US military headquarters in Kabul released a statement on Sunday. It said Abdul Hasib was killed in a raid on April 27th in the eastern province of Nangarhar near Pakistan.

- A memorial service for the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of the Mauthausen concentration camps was held in Austria on Sunday. The camp was built by the Nazis during the Second World War. Jewish and Roma people and Soviet prisoners of war were incarcerated at Mauthausen. More than 100 thousand were killed there. About 7,000 people, including survivors, families, and representatives of various countries took part at Sunday's ceremony.

- Volkswagen will discontinue the Beetle and the Scirocco, according to reports.

- Sequel to Edge of Tomorrow sci-fi action film was been tentatively named "Live Die Repeat and Repeat".

- Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach will soon to make a showbiz comeback, according to trainer and mentor of beauty queens Jonas Gaffud.


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