Monday, May 16, 2016

Let's Do The News! (May 16, 2016)

- Sulu Sultan Ibrahim Bahjin claimed that the men who beheaded Canadian John Ridsdel were drug dealers posing as members of an Islamic militant organization in order to gain support and publicity. According to Bahjin, it is public knowledge that armed kidnappers in the conflict areas in Sulu are drug addicts but somehow this is hidden from media attentions.

- The Court of Tax Appeals has dismissed tax evasion charges against the late Chief Justice Renato Corona after he passed away late last month. Corona's counsel filed a motion Monday morning seeking the dismissal of the tax charges against the late magistrate citing Article 89 of the Revised Penal Code. The prosecution no longer objected to the motion, prompting the Tax Court to grant it.

- 25 people were reportedly killed in an explosion at a police facility in southern Yemen and the Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for the attacks. The government-run media says Sunday's explosion wounded 51 others. They had gathered at a facility in Mukalla to apply for employment as police officers.

-  A suspicious-looking item prompted the cancellation of the Premier League final match at the home stadium of Manchester United. Spectators near the item was spotted were evacuated while local authorities carried out a controlled explosive of the item. Police said it was an incredibly life-like explosive device, but was not viable. The object was found in a toilet and is believed it have contained a mobile phone.

- Organizers of the Rio 2016 Olympics have kicked off a track and field event, the last in a series of test events for the games. The committee started holding such events last year to check on the operations at each venue.

- A month has passed since the series of Kumamoto quakes that struck the southern coast of Japan and some 10,000 people are still living outside their homes.

- Girls Generation's Tiffany will hold her first solo concerts as the sixth singer of SM Entertainment concert series "The Agit", held from the 10th to the 12th of June at SM Town Coex Artium in Seoul. It will be her first solo concerts since her 2007 debut to the group.

- Expect a 2017 minor change on the Honda N WGN kei car coming this early June.

2017 Honda N WGN

- Today marks the 10th Monthsary of AlDub and while there's a new Lola's Playlist segment going on in the latest Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye, AlDub posted some bits of their Italian shooting for their new film.


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