Monday, March 26, 2018

Let's Do The News! (March 26, 2018)

- 61 solons appeal to President Rodrigo Duterte to continue the peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. Based on House Resolution 1803, the solons are asking both the government and the NDFP to ‘complete the comprehensive agreements on social, economic, and political reforms to lay the basis for just and lasting peace’

- The Philippine government stands firm on the total closure of Boracay and DENR chief Roy Cimatu says that the recommendation is still to shut down the popular tourist destination as early as the 26th of April.

- PAGASA monitors a tropical depression located 1,740 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, according to latest reports. The Tropical Depression is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility on March 26 or 27 under the name Caloy and has not yet affected any part of the country.

- The Department of Interior and Local Government has mobilized LGUs in order to ensure the safety of the public during Holy Week. DILG Officer-In-Charge Eduardo Año gave a directive for local officials to order their peace and order councils to prepare for the influx of people participating in various religious activities.

- As America's fight for net neutrality rages on, some cities are taking net neutrality at their own hands as mayors in multiple cities -- including New York, Portland, and Austin -- have signed the Cities Open Internet Pledge requiring all internet providers with whom the do business to follow strong Net Neutrality principles.

- The Dalai Lama cuts his air travel due to age and exhaustion. His health issues are not serious, officials said, noting that the spiritual icon has been traveling within India, where he lives in exile from China-controlled Tibet. The prolific speaker supports self-rule.

- Volkswagen has launched the third-generation Touareg SUV at an event in China, promising performance, technology, and safety for all.

2019 Volkswagen Touareg
- Uber has confirmed its sale for their ASEAN division to Grab, according to reports. This marks Uber’s operational exit from yet another major market, like what happened in China and Russia.

- There's a stage play adaptation of The Seven Deadly Sins action adventure manga series happening in August.

- NASCAR postpones the STP 500 race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia to Monday, local time, after the state became enveloped with snowy conditions


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