Friday, May 18, 2018

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



- Task Force Bangon Marawi, its member line agencies, and LGUS launched yesterday the "Marawi Week of Peace" to commemorate the heroism and unity displayed during last year's siege. The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), said the week-long commemoration, which coincides with the start of holy month of Ramadan this year, will be celebrated on May 17 to May 23 every year.

- The Department of Education officially announced that classes for the SY 2018-2019 will begin on the 4th of June.

- Lawmakers have demanded that Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Martin Diño personally present to the House of Representatives the list of 100 congressmen allegedly involved in vote-buying during the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections and explain how he arrived at this conclusion.

- SM opened their fourth Pampanga mall today.

- A friend of the man who carried out a deadly knife attack in Paris was charged Thursday with “associating with criminal terrorists” while two women were detained for questioning as the investigation gathers speed. Khamzat Azimov, a 20-year-old naturalised Frenchman of Chechen origin, killed one man and injured five others in the busy Opera district of the French capital on Saturday night before being shot dead by police. The Islamic State group has claimed the attack.

- US President Donald Trump refers to criminal gangs when he called some illegal immigrants "animals", which outraged the Mexican government and which drew rebukes on social media. Trump made the remarks on Wednesday during a meeting with California municipal leaders who support his goal of making the US border impervious to illegal immigration.

- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will be the first stop for the next season of the ABB FIA Formula E championship.

- Following Stan Lee's lawsuit filed against Pow! Entertainment for using his image, Pow!'s parent company Camsing International issued a statement regarding Stan Lee's lawsuit.

- The Metal Gear orchestra concert will have new performances in Tokyo on the 7th of July, Los Angeles on October 10, New York on the 13th of October, and Paris on the 28th of October.

- Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch will star in a political drama about the lead-up to the UK's Brexit vote.

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