Thursday, June 9, 2016

Let's Do The News! (June 9, 2016)

- Despite losing his presidential bid, outgoing Philippine vice president Jejomar Binay is not turning back on politics just yet. Instead, Binay plans to strengthen his political party, the United Nationalist Alliance, especially that a lot of its local candidates have won in the recent elections.

- Senator Tito Sotto released the initial list of Committee chairmanship in the Senate for the 17th Congress. Sotto said that Senator Gringo Honasan will be holding the Senate Committee on Defense, while Ping Lacson will head the Public Order, Senator Nancy Binay will be the Tourism Committee chairperson, among many others.

- The military and police have added reinforcements as they run against the Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu as the terrorists continue to hold other hostages. The government is doing everything to make sure that it will be able to save the hostages of the ASG amid the deadline given by the terrorist organization on June 13, Monday.

- Vote counting on the Peruvian Presidential elections is still ongoing. The race between former Prime Minister Pedro Kuczynski and Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori, is too tight to call. Latest tallies show Kuczynski leads with 50.11 percent of the votes while Fujimori wins 49.89 percent of the votes.

- Russian tennis superstar Maria Sharapova was suspended by the International Tennis Federation for two years for violating anti-doping rules. Sharapova says she will appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sports.

- In Game 3 of the 2016 NBA Finals, Cleveland Cavaliers scored their first win of the match after defeating Golden State Warriors at the score of 120-90.

- Ryeowook from the K-POP boy band Super Junior said he will postpone his supposed military enlistment on June 14 due to overseas schedules and sudden changes to the management of the team.

- The Ford Fusion midsize saloon added a new Sport variant, packed with 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine producing a class-leading 325HP of power and 380lb-ft of torque, mated with a 6-speed automatic.

2017 Ford Fusion Sport

- Last month, Suzuki Motor Corporation admitted that the company lied about fuel consumption data for some of its vehicles, especially recently released ones. Now, it was announced that chairman Osamu Suzuki will not become CEO and executive vice president Osamu Honda resigned from his post at the next shareholder meeting, due on the 29th.

- Let's face it, the "brand new" Top Gear with Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc on it isn't as good as the Clarkson, Hammond, and May years. Right now, the former TG trio, who are hosts of the upcoming Amazon original series, The Grand Tour, are passing time by uploading a video of Jeremy Clarkson having problems assembling a box, which caused positive comments more than the "brand new" TG.


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