Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Let's Do The News! (September 21, 2016)

- Palace officials said President Rodrigo Duterte welcomes any activities launched in observance to the anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law. About 44 years ago, the late Ferdinand E. Marcos signed the Proclamation No. 1081 placing the entire country under Martial Law.

- There are six more Zika cases recorded in the Philippines, bringing the number to nine reported cases this year according to the Department of Health.

- Senator Leila de Lima wants the United Nations to investigate the alleged extrajudicial killings linked to the Duterte administration's intensified illegal drugs campaign in the country. Under Senate Resolution No. 153, De Lima urged the Department of Foreign Affairs to invite UN Special Rapporteur on summary executions Agnes Callamard to look into the spate of extrajudicial killings and summary executions.

- The world's gone outrage over Donald Trump Jr.'s comments of comparing Syrian refugees to a bowl of Skittles. The son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump posted an outrageous comment on Twitter liken Syrian refugees to a bowl of potentially deadly Skittles. The makers of the Skittles candy told in the statement that "Skittles are candy, refugees are people". Netizens even expressed rage over Trump Jr.'s "skittles" post showing children affected from the Syrian war.

- The suspect behind last weekend's Manhattan bomb attack was carrying a notebook with content empathizing with Islamic extremists in the Middle East, according to reports.

- Shocking news in Hollywood showbizness; the famed couple of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are officially split as they filed for divorce in Los Angeles last Monday. Jolie and Pitt co-starred in the film "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" until they became a real-life couple in 2014, having three adopted and three biological children. Jolie is seeking custody of all of them.

- Bentley adds a 4.0L V8 diesel engine on the Bentayga SUV. This new variant produces 435PS of power and 900Nm of torque, while mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. It will do 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds and onwards to 168mph.

- MINI unveiled the JCW Clubman, a high-performance version of the new Mini Clubman estate, packed with 350Nm of torque from its turbocharged two-litre engine.

- New Pokemon Sun and Moon info on the radar. Latest info reveals there are Pokemon exclusive to each version. In Pokemon Sun, you can only get Passimian and evolve Rockruff to Lycanroc in its Midday Form. In Pokemon Moon, however, you can only get Oranguru and evolve Rockruff to Lycanroc, this time in Midnight Form. In addition; Pikachu and Eevee get their own Z-moves. Pikachu can unleash the signature Z-move called Catastropika or Eevee can sharply raise all of its stats with its Z-move called Extreme Evoboost. Trainer personalization and new Pokemon Refresh is featured as well in the latest info.


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