Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Let's Do The News! (June 8, 2016)

- President-elect Rodrigo Duterte told the United Nations rapporteur to "go home and get some sleep" following the statement accusing him of "inciting violence" after he made his controversial remarks on media killings. Duterte was criticized by media groups after saying that some of the slain journalists had received bribes or were involved in shady deals.

- Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr said the government's news bureau needs efficient internet connection to function well as a response to the Commission on Audit's report that the Palace's News Information Bureau's bills last year are excessive.

- The Armed Forces of the Philippines will be joining the nations as the Philippines celebrate the 118th anniversary of the nation's independence on the 12th of June, this coming Sunday. The AFP will conduct programs in recognition of the Filipino heroes, and remind the soldiers of their commitment to defend the freedom of the Filipinos.

- Hillary Clinton declares victory in the Democratic Presidential Primary, naming as the first major-party female nominee. The former Secretary of State declared victory after an uphill fight against Vermont senator Bernie Sanders.

- British Prime Minister David Cameron and UKIP chief Nigel Farage have each made their cases on the imminent Brexit ahead of the EU referendum on the 23rd. At a TV debate on Tuesday, Cameron, who supported UK's remain to the EU, noted that immigrants from EU member countries have contributed to the British economy. Farage, who supported Brexit, said with rising population, Britain is now forced to build new housing just to deal with immigrants.

- The organizers of the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympics have again stressed that the Zika virus will slightly hamper the games. The members of the organizing committee held a news conference for foreign media on Tuesday. Joao Grangeiro, the committee's chief medical officer, said the incidence of the mosquito that transmits the virus is extremely low in August and September.

- In honor of the upcoming 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 2016 #66 Ford GT Le Mans Race Car will be coming in Forza Motorsport 6 as a free download. This week, Turn 10 will roll out download codes for those who played this game. Apart from this car, the Forza Racing Championship was announced, debuting later this summer. This championship welcomes players of all levels to hone skills as they compete for glory and real-world prizes.

- The second-generation Porsche Panamera has been teased with a brand new rear view.

- Camille Hirro, 2016's Philippine representative for Miss Global, is revealed that she was a "ghost writer"

- Eight years have passed since the death of famed action star Rudy Fernandez and his widow, actress Lorna Tolentino marked that very moment.


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