What's Next: September 11, 2017

Policemen stand in formation during celebrations to mark the 100th birthday of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in Batac, Ilocos Norte province, north of Manila on Sept 10, 2017.
Policemen stand in formation during celebrations to mark the 100th birthday of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in Batac, Ilocos Norte province, north of Manila on Sept 10, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

16th anniversary of Sept 11 attacks

The United States today marks the 16th anniversary of the Sept 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington that killed thousands of people.

The National September 11 Memorial and Museum, established to commemorate the victims, will hold a ceremony for family members of victims of the 2001 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

100th birth anniversary of Marcos

Filipino supporters mark the 100th birth anniversary of Ferdinand Marcos today after a weekend of emotional celebrations, during which President Rodrigo Duterte hailed the late dictator as a hero. Mr Duterte's latest remarks are part of an escalating campaign to rehabilitate Mr Marcos' image and help in the family's political comeback - with the dictator's widow a congresswoman and his son angling to become vice-president.

SMU's first Social Impact Festival

The Singapore Management University (SMU) launches its inaugural Social Impact Festival today.

Billed as a six-day celebration of social innovation and impact, the festival will have curated workshops, as well as panels and activities by social enterprises, non-profit organisations and student groups.

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