Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Let's Do The News! (April 18, 2018)

- Zamboanga City Representative Celso Lobregat explained his objection to the passing of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law at the committee level of the Congress. Lobregat believes that the Lower House wasted all the meetings and consultations for the legislation of the BBL since there were no changes in the provisions of HB 6475, which was filed by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.

- Senators insist that authorities should reveal the names of village officials suspected of being involved in illegal drugs activities in their areas. According to Senate Pres. Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III, suspected narco-politicians will have the chance to clear their reputation once the list is publicized.

- The Department of Health warns the public of measles outbreak as public flock to festivals and fiestas. According to Dr. Lyndon Lee Suy, spokesperson of the DOH, while measles is not a primary illness during the summer season, cases of such sickness is being closely monitored since it quickly infects other individuals.

- Syria's UN ambassador said a United Nations security team travelled to the Syrian town of Douma ahead of a planned visit by global chemical weapons experts on Wednesday to look into a suspected poison gas attack that sparked a U.S.-led retaliatory strike.

- All Starbucks stores across the United States will close on May 29 for racial-bias training. This comes following last weekend's controversial arrest of two black men in Philadelphia.

- ZTE's US problems deepened as regulators proposed new rules that could cut into its sales, while a supply ban means it may not be able to use Android software in its devices, according to reports. The U.S. Commerce Department banned American firms on Monday from selling parts and software to ZTE for seven years. The move was sparked by ZTE’s violation of an agreement that was reached after it was caught illegally shipping U.S. goods to Iran.

- Former First Lady Barbara Bush, passed away at the age of 92 at her Houston home. Mrs. Bush had been hospitalized with pneumonia in December 2013. She underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer in 2008 and had heart surgery four months later. The Bushes had celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary three months ago, making them the longest-married couple in presidential history. As the wife of the 41st president and the mother of the 43rd, George W. Bush, Mrs. Bush was only the second woman in American history to have a son of hers follow his father to the White House.

- In honor of National Mustang Day in America, Ford announced that the Mustang will be racing at next year's Monster Energy NASCAR series. News comes following the Mustang's participation in next year's Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

- Aston Martin teases their upcoming flagship GT tourer, the DBS Superleggera, coming this June.

- This year, Ken Block's going to hoon a 1993 Ford Escort RS Cosworth Rally Car.

- AKB48 Producer Yasushi Akimoto unveiled the original anime titled Kimi dake ni Motetainda in partnership with NTV and launching auditions for male voice actors.

- Before May 19's Kamen Rider Amazons Saigo no Shinpan film, there will be two compilation films opening on May 5 and 12, highlighting two seasons of the Kamen Rider Amazons series.


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