Friday, July 22, 2016

Let's Do The News! (July 22, 2016)

- If former president Fidel V. Ramos' turns down President Duterte's offer to negotiate with China following the tribunal ruling over the South China Sea, there's a possibility that former Interior Secretary Rafael Alunan II could become special envoy to China.

- Meanwhile, Foreign Affair secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. is set to bring up the South China Sea issues in the upcoming ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting this weekend.

- In the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, with Donald Trump accepted the title as the Republican Presidential nominee, he still continues his backlash against presumptive Democratic presidentiable Hillary Clinton and for a real kicker, he strongly opposes automatic protections for NATO member countries.

- With the Democratic National Convention due next week, the camp of presumptive Democratic presidentiable Hillary Clinton strikes back against Trump's acceptance speech, saying this is just another reminder that he's unfit to be the next US president.

- Police in Brazil have detained 10 people and are searching for two others on suspicion of plotting to carry out a terror attack during the Rio Olympics. The members had allegedly declared allegiance to the Islamic State militants, mulling on purchasing guns in Paraguay, and praised the recent Nice attacks. Brazilian media have quoted a government official as saying that about 100 people with suspected terrorist links are being watched on the border with Paraguay and Argentina.

- Some more Pokemon GO news around the world. Just as when Japan finally got their hands on Pokemon GO, Syrians are making use of the game's popularity to spread message to the harsh conditions in the country, calling for measures to prevent more children from being victimized. Meanwhile in Guatemala, an 18-year-old boy was killed while playing the app game. Police said the teenager and another 17-year-old boy were shot in Chiquimula about 100km east of the capital Guatemala City on Monday. A witness reportedly told police that a man fired about five shots at the boy and police suspect the man got angry after mistakenly thinking that the teenagers were taking pictures of him.

- The Morgan EV3 reaches production with a limited special run of 19 units in collaboration with Selfridges.

- In case you missed the latest Eat Bulaga kalyeserye, as the search for Lola Nidora continues, Tinidora, Alden, Maine, and the gang are interrogating one of the kidnappers on where in the world is Nidora. Later, a phone call told them she's hidden at some van near a certain location and upon finding it, they got caught in a brawl against the kidnappers until Tinidora finally found Nidora. However, Tinidora got kidnapped! What happens next? Tune in next time and find out!



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