Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Let's Do The News! (May 24, 2016)

- Former Justice Secretary and Senator-elect Leila De Lima condemns president-elect Rodrigo Duterte's proposal for shoot-to-kill orders and the return of death penalty to curb crimes in the country. De Lima said the shoot-to-kill order is unconstitutional and death penalty is murder, which is also against the law.

- The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced that rainy season is here. According to Esperanza Cayanan of the bureau's weather division, about eight to 17 typhoons is expected to land within the six-month forecast and expected to happen in July and peak in August. PAGASA warned that as the El Niño ends, La Niña kicks in.

- The Abu Sayyaf released a video of its Samal hostages over the weekend, with the three remaining seek help on their respective governments and incoming President Rodrigo Duterte. In a video released early this month, the Abu Sayyaf threatened to execute one of its foreign hostages if a ransom of P600 million was not paid by June 13.

- British Prime Minister David Cameron warned that Great Britain will result to a recession should voters choose to leave the European Union in a referendum next month. Cameron's government released a report on Monday that estimates a Brexit would weaken the pound, raise retail prices and cost half a million jobs within 2 years.

- The Islamic State claimed responsibility for multiple attacks that killed over 150 people in two Syrian towns, serving as a retaliation for airstrikes led by the Russians and the government of President Bashar al-Assad. At least seven explosions occurred through the coastal towns of Tartous and Jableh on Monday morning.

- Over 90 people were reportedly killed in massive landslides and floods in Sri Lanka due to heavy rainfall. Disaster management officials said they have confirmed 92 people dead while 109 remain missing in the landslide-hit district of Kegalle and about 4,500 houses have been destroyed or damaged.

- General Motors will offer debit cards to owners of their Lambda platform crossovers after their fuel consumption error on their window stickers. Reports told that GM will offer reimbursements to about 135,000 customers that are worth between $450 and $1,500 each. Some owners will also have the option of being provided with an extended warranty free of charge instead of the debit card.

- The seven-seater derivative of the Renault Scenic IV, the Grand Scenic IV, has been unveiled.

2017 Renault Grand Scenic

- Tuner Vorsteiner offers the Cayman GT4-based V-CS aero package. The V-CS comes with a pre-preg carbon fiber materials with UV-inhibiting clear lacquer coating on the aero parts, 19-inch V-FF 106 wheels, and a Clubsport-inspired livery.

2016 Vorsteiner V-CS

- The official Facebook account of Eat Bulaga phenom Maine "Yaya Dub" Mendoza was reportedly hacked.

- Actor Xian Lim comments about last Saturday's tragedy that struck the Close Up Forever Summer concert, involving five people were reportedly died by drugs.


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