Friday, May 27, 2016

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

- According to a military official, the Armed Forces of the Philippines is ready to spend their budget on modernization rather than spending it to wage war against fellow Filipinos. The budget will instead be used to purchase more firearms and other military equipment that will be used for the country's external defense. That statement came as a framework for the resumption of peace talks between communists and president-elect Rody Duterte's administration is still being laid out.

- Pantaleon Alvarez, Davao del Norte representative, defended yesterday president-elect Rodrigo Duterte over his offense against the Catholic Church, clarifying that he's not fighting against the Church as an institution but only misconducts done by clergymen. Last week, the foul-mouthed Davao mayor called the Catholic Church as "the most hypocritical" institution and warned that he would make public letters from bishops asking for favors.

- The G7 leaders adopted a joint declaration on the final day of the Ise-Shima summit, expressing their commitment to collaborate on the improvement of global economic growth. The leaders say they are committed to reinforce their efforts to address the current economic situation by taking all appropriate policy responses, in a timely manner, to prevent a financial meltdown.

- Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama made his historic arrival at Hiroshima, the first US president to step on the war-torn Japanese city. The president will visit Peace Memorial Park and lay flowers at a cenotaph dedicated to the victims.

- Businessman and Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump finally scored enough delegates to secure the party nomination. It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination but Trump now has two more in his belt.
- Following the Toyota 86 minor change, the Subaru BRZ gained its 2017MY minor change packed with numerous upgrades to it powertrain.

2017 Subaru BRZ

- Bentley will retire their legendary 6.75-litre V8 engine with the current Mulsanne soon and it will be replaced by a bigger 12-cylinder engine on its next flagship. This engine has been around since 1959 with numerous updates to keep it fresh.

- The family of the late F1 driver Jules Bianchi will sue FIA, Marussia, and the Formula One Group of companies over his death at the 2014 race at Suzuka.

- If you love Captain America CIVIL WAR, then you'll going to love this news straight from the Marvel universe because they've recently announced the casting call for the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok film, showing in theaters this late 2017. Apart from Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston reprising their roles as Thor and Loki as well as Idris Elba and Sir Anthony Hopkins as Heimdall and Odin, they've been joined by Cate Blanchett as the villain Hela, the goddess of death, as well as Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster, Karl Urban as Skurge, and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie. Mark Ruffalo will be joining the film as The Incredible Hulk and yes, we're not joking. Thor and Hulk in one film!

- The first teaser for the upcoming live-action rebirth of Disney's Beauty and the Beast is now up. The movie will hit theaters on the 17th of March, 2017.


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