Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Let's Do The News! (June 14, 2016)

- The severed head believed to belong to the second Canadian executed by the Abu Sayyaf group was recovered Monday night. Authorities found the head after it was dumped in a plaza in front of Mt. Carmel Cathedral along Sanchez Street in downtown Jolo. According to Westmincom, the discovery confirms the brutal execution done by Abu Sayyaf terrorists.

- Reform measures are outlines for the "corrupt" Bureau of Customs under the Duterte administration, according to incoming finance and customs chiefs. Incoming Finance Secretary Cesar Dominguez III met with outgoing commissioner Alberto Lina and his replacement, Nicanor Faeldon to facilitate the transition at the agency as the Duterte administration goes on effect at the end of the month. According to Social Weather Station, the BOC is the most corrupt and was rated "very bad" -55 by businessmen, following by a bad grade in 2012 and execrable ratings from 2005 to 2009.

- The University of the Philippines and the Ateneo de Manila University were named among the 100 top universities in Asia in an annual list by Quacquarelli Symonds.

- US President Barack Obama said that the gunman behind the Orlando nightclub attack was apparently a homegrown terrorist. Day after the suspect revealed as Omar Mateen went on a massacre at a gay bar in Orlando, President Obama said there is no evidence that the shooter has links to the Islamic State.

 - Meanwhile, presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, expressed sharply different views on gun control and fighting terrorism following the deadly mass shooting in Florida. Clinton said she will prioritize stopping attackers who act without orders from terrorist organizations. Trump, meanwhile, reiterated his call for restricting immigration into the United States and attacked both Obama and Clinton for being weak.

- Reports said that the suspect behind the Shanghai airport explosion wrote a message on his smartphone suggesting that personal debt driven him to despair. The man thrown the homemade explosive at the departure lobby in the airport's second terminal on Sunday afternoon, wounding four people. The suspect received a wound to the neck and has been hospitalized.

- The Maserati Quattroporte has been given a minor change for the 2017 model year, packed with new exterior design and new equipment.

2017 Maserati Quattroporte

- The all-new Proton Perdana has been finally unveiled and it's now made for the general public unlike the previous model that was reserved for government use. Like the previous one, the new Perdana is actually a final-generation Honda Inspire underneath but under the hood, the new Perdana comes with either a 2.0L or a 2.4L petrol engine from Honda. Prices start from 113,888 to 138,888 Malaysian Ringgit.

2017 Proton Perdana

- In Game 5 of the 2016 NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers scored another win against the Golden State Warriors at the score of 112-97. It's now 3-2 in the tally.


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