Monday, June 27, 2016

Let's Do The News! (June 27, 2016)


- Tropical Depression Ambo made landfall over Dinalungan, Aurora early Monday morning and weakened into a low pressure. Even though the storm signals are lifted, PAGASA advised that the LPA can still bring occasional moderate to heavy rainfall and warned against flash floods and landslides in Northern and Central Luzon as well as in the provinces of Rizal and Quezon.

- Several groups on Sunday try to fill the supposed burial site of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos with rocks at the Libingan ng mga Bayani as a sign of protest. Each stone laid in the open crypt was written the name of an individual who was kidnapped, tortured, or murdered during the infamous Martial Law.

- Days before the inauguration, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said his campaign message led to his win in the May elections. Duterte said his vows to fight crime and corruption made him president as these echo the worries and concerns of Filipinos here and abroad.

- Back to the Brexit aftermath, a petition to demand a second referendum on EU membership caused the website of the Parliament to crash. Last Friday, the day after the historic Brexit vote, the petition passed the 200,000 mark with a map of the voting indicating that most activity was in London - where most backed the remain camp in the referendum. The Parliament states that it had seen "high volumes of simultaneous users on a single petition, significantly higher than on any previous occasion." Right now, there are no plans for a re-run but experts say that is not out of the question if those who back a Brexit begin suffering from buyer's remorse.

- Meanwhile, a senior member of the Scottish National Party told that legal procedures for another vote on independence from the UK will begin in 2 weeks. The party hopes that the second independence vote will take place in the next two years.

- Onto the 2016 US Presidential elections, the latest polls show Democratic presidentiable Hillary Clinton has extended her lead over Republican rival Donald Trump.  ABS News and Washington Post polls show Clinton leading 51-39 percent. The Democrat has gone 7 points up, and the Republican 7 down, since last month. Most respondents say that Trump's comments are attacking women, minorities, and Muslims, while some don't want the business mogul to run the nation.

- To celebrate their recent Le Mans win, Ford unveiled a 66 Heritage Edition of the new Ford GT, featuring the same livery as the one used at Le Mans five decades ago.


- Unveiled recently at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Mercedes-AMG GT's new R version features an aggressive exterior design, track-focused dynamics, and a more powerful 4.0L V8 BiTurbo engine producing 577HP of power.


- Mitsubishi's teasing a new concept car that is set to debut at this year's Paris Motor Show.


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