Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Let's Do The News! (April 24, 2018)

- President Rodrigo Duterte issued a memorandum instructing the DOLE to submit the list of companies allegedly violating labor laws in relation to illegal dismissal cases following certifying a bill boosting the Philippines' security of tenure law.

- Preparations for the 6-month closure of Boracay are all set with the Philippine National Police deployed security amid reports that there will be protests against the said government action. Aside from the PNP, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Bureau of Fire Protection, and private security agencies will also be ensuring the safety of Boracay, which will be closed from tourists starting April 26 for rehabilitation.

- Grab Philippines admitted that the latest LTFRB order to stop the implementation of its two perso charge to their passengers may affect their operations.

- So, far no sightings of the 29-year-old suspect behind last weekend's Waffle House shootout in Nashville that killed four people as the manhunt reached its second day. With the suspect still on the loose, Metro Nashville Police searched schools in the area near the restaurant in the Tennessee city’s Antioch neighbourhood. Schools planned to open with extra security, police said, with a “lockout” barring all visitors in effect.

- Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, welcomed the birth of their third child at St. Mary's Hospital.

- GM Korea Company managed to avoid bankruptcy with a deal between it and their labor union. Under the agreement, the union accepted the company’s request to freeze base wages and skip bonuses for the year as well as cut down on benefits, with any future base wage increases and performance pay to be dependent upon GM Korea regaining profitability. The tentative deal is still subject to a vote by union members later this week.

- Audi teases their upcoming Q8 crossover.

- ICYMI: Jet Li and Gong Li are reportedly joining the cast of the live-action Mulan film.

- Actress Sophia Lillis is set to play Nancy Drew in the film "Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase".

- The Pastel Palettes from Bang Dream! are getting their spin-off anime series titled Pastel Life.

- The second addition of WithFans' Love Live! Sunshine figure range, You Watanabe, modeled after the one from the Blu-Ray cover, has unveiled and it's available to order starting at 13,704 Yen plus tax and delivery. Arriving February 2019.


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