Thursday, July 14, 2016

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

- In the aftermath of the South China Sea ruling that heavily favored the Philippines over China, Senator Ralph Recto on Thursday said that the "no gloating" policy of Malacanang over the recent arbitration case win is the best step to take. The senator said that curbing enthusiasm over the arbitral tribunal's favorable decision is a mature and reasoned reaction contrary to the tantrums thrown by other countries.

- Senator Migz Zubiri urged his fellow government officials and employees to take drug tests following his voluntary drug test. Zubiri said government officials should "walk the talk", adding he was shocked that government officials and employees have tested positive for drug use. On Wednesday, Zubiri subjected himself to a test for drug use with a private laboratory under contract with the Senate.

- The Office of the Ombudsman has filed graft charges against former Vice President Jejomar Binay over alleged irregularities in the construction of the Makati City Hall Building II, which has been said to be overpriced. The Ombudsman also filed similar charges against dismissed Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay and 22 others in February over alleged irregularities in the bidding and procurement for the construction of the 2.2 billion peso building.

- The US Republican Party is deeply divided less than a week before it nominates its candidate for president. Senior officials from previous Republican administrations suggest they will not vote Donald Trump. The billionaire is expected to be officially nominated at the Republican National Convention in Ohio, which runs from the 18th to the 21st of July.

- Japanese Emperor Akihito has expressed his intention to abdicate and hand over his position to Crown Prince Naruhito in the future. Sources say the 82-year-old Emperor conveyed the intention to Imperial Household Agency officials. He is still conducting a number of duties including his constitutional functions.

- Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer will personally inspect the first 1,000 DB11 units produced and will come with a bespoke inspection badge bearing his signature.

- She came from 2034 and now yours to preorder, here's your chance to preorder Aquamarine's Haru Kasukabe figure from the futuristic idol rhythm app game Tokyo 7th Sisters in her H-A-J-I-M-A-R-I-U-T-A-!! attire. You can order her figure right now for 11,500 Yen plus tax and deliveries will commence this May 2017.

Haru Kasukabe
H-A-J-I-M-A-R-I-U-T-A-!! ver.

- Fans of The New Prince of Tennis are going to love this as the Nendoroid of the series' main character Ryoma Echizen has unveiled. You can preorder him right now for 3,889 Yen plus tax and it will be delivered this October.

Nendoroid Ryoma Echizen

- Today marks the 52nd weeksary of AlDub.


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