Monday, June 20, 2016

Let's Do The News! (June 20, 2016)

- The Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Moro National Liberation Front will craft a new proposal that will grant greater autonomy to Bangsamoro, hoping this will finally lead to a lasting peace in war-torn Mindanao. The two Moro groups will hold a convention to allow stakeholders to provide inputs on the proposal, which will refine the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law.

- Former Senate President Ernesto Maceda is in critical condition. According to his family, he had been experiencing chest pains in recent weeks and had to undergo surgery.

- The proposed law to modernize the National Bureau of Investigation awaits President Benigno Aquino III's signature before his term ends on the 30th of June. The House Bill 5855, authored by reelected Sorsogon Representative Evelina Escudero and outgoing Cagayan de Oro City Representative Rufus Rodriguez, seeks to expand the structure, capability and manpower of the NBI to meet the demands of investigative and detective work.

- Floods in southern China killed at least 22 people and left 20 missing since Saturday, according to reports, with the rains expected to continue for the next three days.

- British lawmakers resumed their campaigning ahead of this Thursday's referendum on EU membership after a temporary suspension following the murder of MP Jo Cox. Campaigning for both sides is heating up as the latest opinion polls show the two sides are neck-and-neck.

- A week has passed since the deadly Orlando shooting that killed 49 people in the gay bar. Over 10,000 people attended a vigil in Florida to remember the victims of last week's shooting rampage that became the most deadliest mass shootings in US history.

- Following its successful recapture of Fallujah, the Iraqi military is set to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants. According to Iraqi defense Minister Khalid Al-Obeldi, the operation has begun to regain Qayyarah, some 60km south of Mosul. Tanks and armored vehicles are heading north.

- Simulation game developer Kunos Simulazioni gained access to German carmaker Porsche for the upcoming DLC pack on their critically-acclaimed driving simulation game Assetto Corsa, coming on PC, PS4, and XBOX One consoles this Autumn 2016.

- Anton Yelchin, the actor who played Chekov in Star Trek movies (from the first one, Into Darkness, and the upcoming Beyond) died on a car accident on Sunday at the age of 27,


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