Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Let's Do The News! (September 13, 2016)

- President Rodrigo Duterte wants the US troops to leave Mindanao right away but the United States maintained its commitment to the Philippines despite the recent statement. Duterte warned the US troops that they are in danger of being kidnapped by terrorist group Abu Sayyaf. US Department of State spokesperson John Kirby said that the US will not respond to Duterte's comments unless an official request is made. The Palace clarifies that Duterte's comments is not yet a policy.

- The pregnant victim of the deadly Davao blast died at the hospital, making her the 15th casualty in the blast. Vicenta Depalubos Asperin, 21, passed away at the Metro Medical and Research Center around 2217 hours local time. Asperin, who was six months pregnant, had been in a coma for 11 days.

- Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, daughter of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, asked their family's critics to forgive her father. Imee made the appeal to their family's detractors in her speech on the 00th birthday of her father in BAtac City, Ilocos Norte. She said her father is only human and prone to mistakes.

- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump opened a luxury hotel in Washington on Monday, while demonstrators gathered outside. The Trump International Hotel is a renovated former post office built in the century near the White House. It opened nearly two years ahead of schedule. Hotel officials say peak season room rates start at around 900 dollars a night and go up to 25,000 dollars. They say they are fully booked from opening night.

- Meanwhile, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who was revealed to have pneumonia following her 9/11 memorial incident, says she is feeling much better and hopes to return to the campaign trail in the next few days.

- The president of the International Paralympic Committee says that the Rio 2016 Paralympics was a complete success with over 120 world records had been registered so far in the Games. It was a great opportunity to learn about something new, and the athletes' performances frequently surprised the spectators.

- The Senate will hold a hearing next week regarding the aggressive sales tactics by Wells Fargo employees that led to a $185-million settlement package with federal and state regulators. Last week, Wells Fargo was fined with a hundred million dollars to the CFRB and fired 5,300 workers for improper sales practices five years ago. 

- General Motors announced that their upcoming Chevrolet Bolt EV will have 238 miles of range, more than what Tesla's Model 3 can do.

- Caterham honors the 60th anniversary of the Lotus Seven with this retro-inspired Seven Sprint special model, which will be limited to 60 units.

2016 Caterham Seven Sprint


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