Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Let's Do The News! (July 13, 2016)


- Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario, who spearheaded the arbitration case against China, hailed the ruling of the United Nations' Permanent Court of Arbitration. Earlier this year, Del Rosario retired from his post. He released a statement Tuesday evening as a private Filipino citizen following the international tribunal's ruling which favors the Philippines over China to the West Philippine Sea.

- The Malacanang on Wednesday welcomed the results of the latest Social Weather Stations survey which showed that eight out of ten Filipinos have much trust to President Rodrigo Duterte. The nationwide survey conducted from June 24 to 27 showed that 84% of the 1,200 respondents had faith on Duterte.

- China warned other countries Wednesday against threatening its interests in the South China Sea while at the same time extending an olive branch to the new Philippine government, after the tribunal that heavily favored the Philippines by stating China has no legal basis for its expansive claims there.

- Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders officially endorses presumptive Democratic presidentiable Hillary Clinton during a joint rally in New Hampshire on Tuesday. Sanders concede his defeat in the Democratic nomination race and he described Clinton as the best candidate to fix the country's problems and stop Donald Trump in the November 8th elections.

- US President Barack Obama has called for unity in his country as he attended a memorial service in Dallas, Texas where a black male killed five police officers. Obama said the events have left people angry and hurt. He said it is as if the deepest fault lines of US democracy have suddenly been exposed.

- Two passenger trains crashed head-on in southern Italy on Tuesday. Local media reports say over 20 people were dead. The crash occurred on a single-track line in the Puglia region.

- Forza Motorsport 6's Turn 10 Select Car Pack, now available to download at the XBOX Live marketplace, features two of franchise's first; a semi-truck called a 2015 Mercedes-Benz #24 Tankpool24 Racing Truck and the tiny 1957 BMW Isetta 300 Export, among many others picked by the producers.


- The brand new Nissan Serena minivan was unveiled and its set to be available this late August 2016. The new model will be the first to use an autonomous driving feature called "ProPilot", which works similar to Tesla's Autopilot.

2017 Nissan Serena

- The MTRCB summoned execs from noontime show Eat Bulaga over Senator Tito Sotto's "victim-shaming" on the July 9 episode's "Juan For All, All For Juan" segment where netizens bashed him over the female winner in the segment's Sugod Bahay.

TTFN!!!

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