Friday, July 7, 2017

Let's Do The News! (July 7, 2017)

- Both the government and the communist groups have agreed to set the back channel talks as preparation for the fifth round of formal talks next month. It will be led by Fidel Agcaoili for the National Democratic Front and DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello to represent the government peace panel.

President Rodrigo Duterte ordered Department of Health Sec. Paulyn Ubial to immediately procure medical equipment needed by soldiers. Duterte said he will sack Ubial if she fails to establish systems and processes that will expedite the procurement of modern medical equipment at the AFP Medical Center.

- New DENR chief Roy Cimatu has suspended one of the orders implemented by former DENR Sec. Gina Lopez. This includes the administrative order requiring that all projects that may have critical effects on the environment must first be reviewed by the DENR Secretary.

- About 28 inmates were killed in a brutal fight in a prison in the Mexican Pacific resort of Acapulco, one of the worst outbreaks of violence in the country’s troubled penal system in recent years.

- Google says the disruption on some of their services such as Admin Console, Calendar and Hangouts have now been resolved, according to Google service status page, which also said that "the problem with Google Drive should be resolved."

- After two rounds of negotiations, the UN General Assembly is set to adopt a historical treaty to outlaw nuclear weapons tomorrow morning.

- France is set to ban the sales of petrol and diesel powered vehicles by the year 2040, according to reports. Ecology minister Nicolas Hulot, an appointment of new French leader Emmanuel Macron, announced the planned ban on fossil fuel vehicles as part of a renewed commitment to the Paris agreement, which a Trump-led US has pulled out of the agreement.

- Tekken Bowl returns on Tekken 7 as a DLC coming this August.

-  Comedian Super Tekla breaks silence on his sudden exit from GMA's late-afternoon variety show, Wowowin.


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