Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Let's Do The News! (May 15, 2018)

- President Rodrigo Duterte wanted to 'to erase the suspicion' from his candidate-friends on whether he voted for them in yesterday's barangay elections. The President said he skipped the elections for "purely political" reasons.

- Bernadette Romulo yesterday has sworn in as the new Department of Tourism Secretary. Prior to her appointment in the position, Puyat was an Undersecretary for Administration, Agribusiness and Marketing, and Regional Engagement since July 2017 at the Department of Agriculture. She also served as an Undersecretary for Special Concerns at the Agriculture Department during the Aquino administration.

- The Philippine government temporarily lifted the deployment ban of Filipino workers to Kuwait following a landmark labor protection signed between the two countries. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque announced that around 20,000 skilled and semi-skilled workers are now allowed to travel to Kuwait amid the normalizing ties with the Gulf state.

- Amid violence in Gaza, the US Embassy in Jerusalem has been opened on Monday afternoon, fueling global concern that U.S. policies are tipping the broader Middle East into deeper, intractable conflict. The embassy move, which Trump hailed a “great day” for Israel even as dozens of Palestinians were killed in Gaza, damaged Washington’s stature as a mediator between those parties. And it’s but the latest in a series of U.S. decisions that may have set off a domino effect of unpredictable consequences.

- The Facebook scandal has laid bare the urgency of protecting personal information in a digital “jungle,” the EU’s justice minister said before new European data rules become law.

- A former New York nanny was sentenced to life behind bars Monday for murdering two young children in her care five years ago in a case that tormented parents worldwide. Yoselyn Ortega, 56, killed six-year-old Lucia and two-year-old Leo with a kitchen knife in the bathroom of their affluent Upper West Side apartment on October 25, 2012.

- The new Honda Civic Type R has crushed the Magny-Cours GP Circuit's front-wheel drive record in 2:01.51.

- Bethesda announced Rage 2, the long-awaited sequel to the hit first-person post-apocalyptic open-world shooter game. Now developed by the studio behind the 2015 Mad Max game, the sequel will soon be released on the PlayStation4, XBOX One, and PC.

- Bandai Namco Entertainment will launch a new Network Service subsidiary in October.

- Margot Kidder, the actress known for being Lois Lane in the Superman films, passed away at the age of 69.

- Jake Zyrus celebrates his birthday and 10 years in showbizness with a concert at the SM Norht Skydome on the 25th of May.


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