Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Let's Do The News! (June 29, 2016)

- President Benigno Aquino III will be given departure honors before he will pass over his leadership duty to president-elect Rodrigo Duterte tomorrow. Aquino will have a one-on-one meeting with Duterte before the final departure honors by the Armed Forces of the Philippines at the Palace grounds, according to officials.

- An analyst said that US Secretary of State John Kerry should meet President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to secure the Philippines-US relationship. John Schaus from the Center for Strategic and International Studies said that Kerry should be the first cabinet official to meet with Duterte when he assumes office and directly hear his objectives.

- Musical artists, who are also supporters of VP-elect Leni Robredo are expected to perform at her thanksgiving celebration tomorrow, the day of the inauguration. Robredo;s post-inaugural celebration will be held at the Quezon City Memorial Park from 5PM to 8PM local time on the day of her oath taking in the city.

- Earlier, a bomb attack occurred at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Istanbul Turkey, with reports of near 50 people had already died but later said the death toll is expected to rise to close to 50. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for these attacks. Meanwhile, the Department of Foreign Affairs said that there are no Filipino casualties in the recent Turkish airport attack.

- Onto the Brexit aftermath, over a thousand young Brits held a rally in London to protest their country's decision to leave the European Union. The demonstrators gathered at Trafalgar Square in the center of the British capital, waving EU flags, toted placards, and chanted slogans calling for UK to retain in the EU.

- Presumed Republican presidentiable Donald Trump wants the United States to be withdrawn from the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pack, calling it a death blow to American manufacturing. He stressed his opposition to expanding free trade and said he would give priority to securing jobs for workers in the US.

- On the 29th of June, 2014, the terrorist organization called the Islamic State was established for the territory it controlled in Iraq and Syria. The establishment of the rogue terrorist organization came after the militants controlled Mosul, Iraq. In its two year timeline, the Islamic State unleashed wave of terrorist attacks from the Middle East and inspiring attacks from across the globe, including France, Belgium, and Turkey, among many others.

- Good Smile Company's THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Crystal Night Party range adds Rin Shibuya to the mix. This figure is now available to order for 11,852 Yen (plus tax) and deliveries will commence this February.

- "Look At Our Shiny New Logo". A new logo for Amazon Original Series, The Grand Tour, hosted by former Top Gear trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, has unveiled.

- The second-generation Porsche Panamera saloon has been unveiled, featuring a brand new exterior, high-tech interior, and new V6 and V8 Biturbo engines.


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