Thursday, May 26, 2016

Let's Do The News! (May 26, 2016)

- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III admitted it was too late about the revisionist campaign to change the perception of the public when it comes to martial law. Such campaign was said to have propelled Senator Bongbong Marcos to the front of the vice presidential race. Aquino said there was also disinformation at the time of the senator's infamous father, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

- President-elect Rodrigo Duterte condemned the Commission of Human Rights for its resolution claiming that Duterte violated the Magna Carta for Women regarding his infamous rape joke. He called the CHR "too naive and too simplistic", maintaining that he could not be called out for his remark because he was just exercising his constitutional right to free speech.

- The Japanese government has deployed almost 100,000 police across the country to ensure security during the G7 summit at Ise-Shima. It will be the largest force ever mobilized for a summit in Japan amid fear of terrorist attacks. About 23,000 will be on the summit venue on Kashikojima Island, as well as Chubu International Airport, while 70,000 will be at 3,500 so-called soft targets such as shopping districts and train stations in major cities. 4,600 officers will be deployed at Hiroshima when US President Barack Obama makes his historic visit on Friday.

- US media reported that US State Department has concluded that Democratic presidentiable Hillary Clinton violated the government rules by using a private e-mail server while she was Secretary of State.

- The ASEAN defense chiefs have adopted a joint declaration calling for freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, in response to China's increased military presence in the region. The defense ministers from 10 ASEAN countries met in Laos' capital Vientiane on Wednesday. They reaffirmed their position that freedom of navigation and aviation must be upheld for global stability.

- The Russian Athletics Federation says any athlete tested positive for banned drugs in the past will not compete in the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Officials from the Russian Olympic Committee said that the International Olympic Committee has notified them that 14 of Russian athletes from three sports are suspected of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

- Because 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of The Fast and the Furious franchise, Universal Pictures brings back the film that started it all this 22nd of June. If you're new or just an aficionado of the hit movie franchise, now's your chance to see the film that started the high-octane race.

- Tales of Zestiria the X, a TV anime adaptation of last year's Tales video game, is set to air this 3rd of July.

- Actor James Reid unexpected shared a kissing photo of him and girlfriend Nadine Lustre. In his Instagram post last Wednesday, James gives a glimpse on how he spent his 23rd birthday.

- Today is AlDub's 45th weeksary.


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