Monday, September 19, 2016

Let's Do The News! (September 19, 2016)

- Embattled Senator Leila de Lima walked out of the Senate hall while Senator Alan Peter Cayetano was delivering his privilege speech, criticizing her for lack of objectivity in the justice committee's investigation. De Lima, presented the confessed hitman at the last hearing into the rising number of extrajudicial killings. The witness claimed President Rodrigo Duterte ordered killings of suspected criminals in Davao City as mayor.

- Last weekend, the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf has freed three Indonesians and two Filipino captives following the widespread military operations against the said group and the release of a Norwegian hostage from a year-long captivity.

- Five people were reportedly detained for possible links from last Saturday's explosion in New York, which hurt 29 people. Reports told the detention late Sunday, quoting an investigative source but no other details have been known. It is believed that the explosion was caused by a homemade explosive similar to the one used on the Boston bombing years ago and links to the New Jersey explosion.

- The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are finally finished and the closing ceremony took place at the Maracana soccer stadium, ending 12 days of events. It's now passed on to the next venue set at Tokyo, Japan, this 2020.

- A political party backed by Russian leader Vladimir Putin, called the United Russia, appears to snag a win at the lower house elections.

- The legend of Ryunosuke Naruhodo continues as Capcom announced the sequel to Dai Gyakuten Saiban game, which is a Meiji-era Gyakuten Saiban game for the 3DS first launched last year.

- A teaser clip for the upcoming Biohazard/Resident Evil Vendetta movie is now up and running. The new movie hits theaters this Spring 2017. Zombies inbound!

- Aston Martin announced that their open-top version of their new DB11 will be launched this Spring 2018.

- Volkswagen teases a revolutionary electric car concept that will debut at next month's Paris Motor Show.


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