Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Let's Do The News! (May 9, 2017)

- According to Atty. Nasser Abinal, the leader of the Sunni branch of Islam in the Philippines, Sunni Muslims are seen as enemies of fundamentalist and extremist Muslims as development of many areas in Mindanao is behind by a century compared to Metro Manila.

- Roy Cimatu, the new DENR Secretary, immediately took his oath of office in front of President Rodrigo Duterte during a Cabinet Meeting last May 8.

- Meanwhile, President Duterte named former House Speaker Jose De Venecia Jr. as special envoy for inter-cultural dialogue.

- The Taiwanese government will send a delegation to a UN health meeting even though they are not invited as it China that efforts to exclude it could lead to “irreversible” damage to ties. Self-ruled Taiwan wants to attend a May 22-31 annual meeting in Geneva of the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization, but it has accused Beijing of obstructing its efforts.

- Members of the Texas Major Cities Chiefs, consisting of the police chiefs in Dallas, Houston, Austin, Arlington, Fort Worth, and San Antonio, and the Texas Police Chiefs Association condemn the controversial Senate Bill 4, which was signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott last weekend and involves racial profiling on Latinos.

- It is reported that Ferrari will launch their next hypercar within the next three to five years following the success of their sold-out LaFerrari hybrid hypercar.

- Top Gear presenter Chris Harris will be participating in two rounds of this year's Blancpain GT Series in a factory-run McLaren. His first outing is next weekend at Silverstone before heading to Spa-Francorchamps at the end of July for the 24 Hours of Spa.

- HBO confirmed that the eighth season of their hit TV series, Game Of Thrones will be their last when it comes out next year but there will be spin-offs.

- Netflix original series, 13 Reasons Why, gets renewed for a second series.


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