Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Let's Do The News! (October 11, 2016)

- Before President Rodrigo Duterte leaves China for a state visit, he would set aside the Scarborough Shoal for now but vowed to ask the Chinese government to allow Filipinos to fish in the disputed sea. Duterte is schedules to visit China from the 18th to the 21st of October to strengthen ties between the Philippines and China, which have been strained by the sea dispute.

- According to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, the annual joint military exercises of Philippine and American armed forces in the country might be suspended next year, following President Duterte's recent pronouncement. Lorenzana said the agreement on the Balikatan exercises is subject to change yearly and it has yet to reach the agreement on the joint military exercises for the 2017, which the parties are supposed to sign in November.

- A low pressure area will intensify into a tropical cyclone within 24 to 72 hours, according to PAGASA. The weather disturbance is expected to bring cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over eastern Visayas and Caraga. Flash floods and landslides are possible within the area.

- Despite petitions against hosting next year's Miss Universe pageant in the Philippines following series of issues, the Department of Tourism believes that the country and willing to host the pageant. The government's decision to accept the Miss Universe Organization's offer to stage the pageant has an "over whelming support among Filipino women and their families, according to the department.

- German police apprehended a Syrian refugee, bringing an end to a manhunt launched by the discovery of explosives in his apartment. The 22-year-old male was arrested by police, acting on a tip-off that he was at the home of another Syrian in Leipzig. Police are now investigating his possible links with the Islamic State group.

- Paul Ryan, a top Republican and speaker of the House of Representatives says he will not defend or campaign the party's presidential nominee Donald Trump. He made the comment during a conference call with Republican lawmakers on Monday.

- The United Nations has appealed for an estimated 120 million dollar aid for Haiti, which was battered by Hurricane Matthew and is grappling with a worsening cholera outbreak, The violent storm moved north over the Caribbean and wreaked havoc on coastal nations last week before making landfall in the US South, bringing storms and heavy rain

- BMW will unveil the new-generation 5-Series this 13th of October.

- Michiyuki Kawashima, the lead vocalist of Boom Boom Satellites has passed away. Kawashima's been fighting his 4th brain tumor relapse.


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