Okay, we lied. There’s one good news in this list.
7 Huge cocaine shipment uncovered in Davao
Davao authorities found 50 kilograms of high-grade cocaine hidden in the ceiling of a container van early this week. The container was transported from Hong Kong to Davao by a wharf carrying fruits and vegetables. Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte mentioned that the Philippines is a transit point for drugs distributed in the United States and Europe.
6 Red Alert raised in Mindanao
Troops in Mindanao have gone on red alert as of today in preparation for the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro on Thursday.
5 The Philippines, China and the ITLOS
The Philippines is to submit a “memorial to the Hamburg-based International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS).” This memorial will indicate why a huge part of the South China Sea belongs to the Philippines. China has threatened the country about the consequences of this action. Former Interior Secretary Rafael Alunan talked about these possible consequences on ANC this week.
4 Kimye on Vogue cover
“Dreams do come true.” That’s probably the Interwebs’ most popular phrase this week as photos of the Vogue cover featuring reality star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West surfaced. The cover, no matter how much you hate it/them, was photographed by no less than Annie Leibovitz.
3 MH370 crashed into the depths of the Indian Ocean
Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak concluded that Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, 17 days since the passenger jet carrying 239 passengers and crew disappeared, crashed into the vast depths of the Indian Ocean. Read the full details here.
2 Five Philippine cities to block off roads for more sustainable transport system
Cities San Juan, Pasig, Marikina, Ilo Ilo and Cebu will be blocking off major roads for bikers and pedestrians this week. This is insupport of the movement to limit cars to half of the road to promote more sustainable mass transit systems.
1 CBCP shares “the truth” about vaccines
The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines released an article on the truth about vaccines on Monday. The article declared that vaccines—in general—contain mercury and formalin and are thus harmful to the brain.
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