Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Let's Do The News! (May 1, 2018)



- Honoring Labor Day in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte signed a historic executive order seeking to stop controversial ENDO scheme that deprives workers of job security. The President however admitted that the executive order was not enough and urged Congress to amend or craft a new Labor Code to effectively address the problem of illegal contractualization in the country.

- The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines has lauded the release of the list of officials with druglinks. ECMI chairman Bishop Ruperto Santos said they support the release of the names of barangay officials allegedly involved in illegal drugs as this would help inform the public in choosing their candidates in the May 14 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls.

- AirAsia Philippines will begin their Clark-Taiwan flights this July 12th. AirAsia will have thrice weekly flights from Clark International Airport  to the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, which serves the capital Taipei and northern Taiwan.

- The European Innovation, Technology, and Science Center is set to provide programs and solutions that will allow all Philippine Economic Zone Authority locators nationwide to be data privacy compliant. In a landmark memorandum of agreement, the EITSC is set to conduct trainings and workshops with companies inside the economic zones that will allow them to be compliant with Republic Act No. 10173 or the Data Privacy Act under the PEZA Data Protection Program.

- Porn star Stormy Daniels sues US President Donald Trump for defamation. Stormy Daniels filed the complaint in federal court in New York on Monday. At issue is a tweet Trump made in which he dismissed a composite sketch that Daniels says depicted a man who threatened her in 2011 to stay quiet about her alleged relationship with Trump.

- Missile strikes in central Syria killed 26 pro-regime fighters, mostly Iranians, in a raid that bore the hallmarks of Tehran's archfoe Israel. The Syrian regime, which denounced a “fresh aggression” after the strikes, meanwhile continued to flush out armed groups from the capital with more deals to transfer fighters to the country’s north.

- Vatican treasurer, Cardinal George Pell, will stand trial for numerous counts of sexual harassment, the most senior figure in the Catholic Church to face criminal charges for alleged assault.

- Here's what to expect in an upcoming music video starring TRIGGER from the IDOLISH 7 franchise.

- Ralph Fiennes is set to play as composer George Frideric Handel in a biopic.

- The Simpsons overtook Gunsmoke as the longest-running TV program in the US. Their 636th episode was aired last Sunday night with their intro where Maggie defeated Marshal Matt Dillon in a duel.

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