Friday, October 14, 2016

Let's Do The News! (October 14, 2016)

- Numerous supporters of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos began a four-day trip from Ilocos Norte to Metro Manila on Friday to show support for the burial of the former president at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Called the "Kailian March", it started from Paoay Church and it set to arrive in San Fernando City, La Union, tomorrow and will pass by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to honor soldiers and guerillas killed during the Second World War. On Sunday, they will travel through the provinces of Pampanga and Bulacan, and on Monday, they are expected to arrive in Metro Manila.

- The prosecutor from the International Criminal Court said that extrajudicial killings will fall under their jurisdiction. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said the Philippines is a party to the ICC, which examines, investigates and prosecutes crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Bensouda called the reported killings of over three thousand drug suspects in the Philippines "worrying" and vowed to follow developments in the country within the coming weeks.

- Supreme Court Senior Associate Antonio Carpio warned that President Rodrigo Duterte can be impeached if he surrendered the Scarborough Shoal to China. Carpio noted that Duterte would be violating the Constitution if he concedes to Beijing on the issue of the Scarborough Shoal.

- His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand passed away at the age of 88 on Thursday. He died peacefully at Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital. He was longest-reigning monarch since he took power in 1946.

- Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres was named as the next United Nations Secretary General. The appointment came on Thursday after the Security Council named Guterres the 9th UN secretary-general. Outgoing secretary-general Ban Ki-moon applauded the decision and he's optimistic that Guterres will shape the United Nations while dealing with the current issues.

- The Kurdish Peshmerga forces created their improvised battle-ready vehicles to combat against the Islamic State militants. Their improvised military vehicles consist of armor, guns, and rocket launchers fit for battle through the ISIS strongholds in Iraq.
- The long-going news about exploding Samsung phones endangered the sale of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' parts supplier, Magneti Marelli.

- Former F1 driver and endurance racing driver for Porsche, Mark Webber, will retire at the end of the FIA World Endurance Championship season.

- Here comes a new challenger! The Pincer Pokemon Scizor joins Pokken Tournament on the latest arcade update. Now, you can unleash its bullet punches of fury in the arena.

- For fans of THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, three of your favorite idols are dressed for pool as their latest addition of FREEing's S-Style figure brand. You can have either Uzuki Shimamura, Anastasia, or (!!!) Minami Nitta as they're ready for order starting at 3,222 Yen each and deliveries will commence this April.

FREEing S-Style Uzuki Shimamura
FREEing S-Style Minami Nitta
FREEing S-Style Anastasia


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