Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Let's Do The News! (July 4, 2018)

- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed RA No. 11052 or Food Technology Act that spawns the Professional Regulatory Board of Food and Technology. Food technology refers to the application of physical, biological, and behavioral sciences to the conversion of raw materials into safe, stable, palatable, and nutritious foods. It also includes the processes of handling, storage, processing, packaging, distribution, and utilization of food.

- 12 MMDA employees were tested positive for using shabu. This was disclosed by MMDA General Manager Jose Arturo during a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

- The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters' attempt to occupy a town in Maguindanao was foiled by government troops.

- The Commission on Audit has uncovered several irregularities in the procurement of at least P100 million worth of goods and services made in the past two years by the Ilocos Norte government, whose questionable procurement practices are under scrutiny in the House of Representatives.

- Turkey issued a decree to transfer some of its powers to the president, in line with its move to an executive presidential system resulting from last month’s presidential and parliamentary elections. The decree, issued in the official gazette, makes changes to laws dating from 1924 to 2017, altering references to the prime minister and cabinet of ministers to the president and the president’s office.

- A few moments ago, the White House used Twitter to attack two Democrat senators over immigration, falsely accusing Senator Kamala Harris of "supporting the animals of MS-13" and Senator Elizabeth Warren for "supporting criminals moving weapons, drugs, and victims across our nation's borders."

- ICYMI: US President Donald Trump wants to meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin by himself in Helsinki, Finland, this 16th of July.

- The Top Gear Car Pack is coming to Forza Motorsport 7 for XBOX One this July 10th, featuring cars like the Ferrari 812 and the McLaren 720S.

- Volkswagen teases their first-ever T-Cross crossover, coming soon.

- Actor Rafe Spall is joining the cast of a MIB spinoff film.

- ICYMI: DeMarcus Cousins is joining the Golden State Warriors for a year.


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