Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Let's Do The News! (April 3, 2018)



- Former senator Bongbong Marcos and his sister, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos have witnessed the start of the manual vote counting for the 2016 Vice Presidential race. Over 200 Marcos loyalists launched a prayer rally as they insist on a speedy recount because of their belief that Marcos was cheated of the Vice Presidential post.

- The joint forces of the PNP and the PDEA-Western Visayas arrested a policeman suspected of selling illegal substances. PO2 Stephen Magno was apprehended during a buy-bust operation on April 2 at Brgy. Calaparan, Arevalo, Iloilo.

- Some parts of Mexico hosted a caravan of over 1,200 Central American migrants heading to the US border despite US President Donald Trump's call for Mexican authorities to stop them. Local officials have offered lodging in town squares and empty warehouses or arranged transport for the migrants, participants in a journey organized by the immigrant advocacy group Pueblo Sin Fronteras. The officials have conscripted buses, cars, ambulances and police trucks. But the help may not be entirely altruistic.

- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was suspending a new agreement with the UN refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants, as right-wing pressure mounted on him to scrap the deal. Hours after announcing the new arrangement, which would also give thousands of other migrants the right to stay in Israel, Netanyahu posted a message on his Facebook page saying he was putting its implementation on hold until further review.

- Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an anti-apartheid activist and ex-wife of the late Nelson Mandela but ruined her reputation due to allegations of violence, passed away at the age of 81. Madikizela-Mandela died peacefully surrounded by her family following a long illness that kept her in and out of hospital since the start of the year, family spokesman Victor Dlamini said in a statement.

- At the 2018 New York Auto Show, Lincoln presented the Aviator Concept, previewing next year's new SUV with a PHEV option.

2018 Lincoln Aviator Concept


- Grab CEO, Anthony Tan, is confident that he saw "zero issues" over his plan to buy Uber's ASEAN operations. Meanwhile, Singapore, Malaysia, and Philippines regulators are investigating whether the sale breaches competition rules.

- Meet the cast who will be appearing in August's stage adaptation of The Seven Deadly Sins action adventure manga series.

- ICYMI: Actor Tobias Menzies replaces Matt Smith for the role of Prince Philip in the third season of the NETFLIX original series The Crown.

- The viral video of Bagani actress Liza Soberano draws mixed reactions from netizens.

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