Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Let's Do The News! (October 12, 2016)

- In an act of defiance against extrajudicial killings, Senator Leila de Lima filed a bill which defines extrajudicial killing and provides for its penalty amid the high rise of killings of drug suspects. The Senate Bill 1197 seeks to strengthen the Commission on Human Rights, the National Bureau of Investigation, and the Philippine National Police in investigating extrajudicial killings.

- Meanwhile, a bill seeking the creation of a Philippine mental health council and a national mental health care delivery system has been filed by the House of Representatives by an Ifugao solon to promote mental health protection and improve mental health services in the Philippines.

- A recent Pulse Asia survey shows that President Rodrigo Duterte's trust rating slightly fell by 5% from 91% in July to 86% in September. Results of the nationwide "Ulat ng Bayan" survey released on Wednesday showed a more pronounced "ambivalence toward presidential performance in his first three months in office."

- 14 people are reportedly killed on the attack of a Shia shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. The attack occurred on Tuesday evening when the shrine was crowded with worshippers there to observe the holy day of Ashura. The gunman exchanged fire with security officers, but was later shot to death.

- In the race to the November 2016 elections, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rallies with former Vice President Al Gore while sharply criticizing her Republican foe Donald Trump over his stance on climate change. Meanwhile, Trump continues to lash out against Republican leaders, highlighting rifts within the Republican Party less than one month before Election Day.

- Toyota Motor Corporation announced that it had decided to start a study toward a cooperative relationship with Suzuki Motor Corporation.

- In his attendance at last weekend's New Yorker Festival, 007 actor Daniel Craig responded the question on his role's future, saying, “As far as I’m concerned, I’ve got the best job in the world. I’ll keep doing it as long as I still get a kick out of it. If I were to stop doing it, I would miss it terribly.” About last year, after the success of the latest 007 film SPECTRE, Craig lashed down some harsh comments about continuing his James Bond role but in truth, he's taking a little break from the James Bond franchise, which he's done, working on a heist film Logan Lucky with director Steven Soderbergh.

- Actor Robin Padilla believes that the late Dick Israel was a victim of "medical marijuana oppression."

- Eat Bulaga's Alden Richards confirms that he and Maine Mendoza will make special appearances in the upcoming Enteng Kabisote film.

- The first trailer of the 2017 Power Rangers film is now up and running.  Check it out.


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