Monday, February 13, 2017

Let's Do The News! (February 13, 2017)

- The Armed Forces of the Philippines claimed that the New People's Army are suffering tactical defeat following a spate of kidnappings, encounters, and arrest over a few days. In a press statement, the AFP declared that the NPA has suffered defeats in several fronts in different provinces more than a week after President Rodrigo Duterte launched an all-out war against communist guerillas.

- A Malacanang Palace official denied reports that President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the release of 2 billion pesos to quake-hit areas of Surigao City. During his visit to the survivors from last weekend's quake yesterday, the president vowed to release money for those who lost their loved ones and sources of living.

- Senator Leila de Lima bared that her legal team is already facing charges against Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II who she said is "unfit" to be in his position. The cases are in connection with the alleged efforts of the justice chief to compel inmates to testify against her in Congress and the supposed special privileges enjoyed by these convicts while in detention at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Custodial Center.

- A government panel says in an event of flooding along Arakawa River in eastern Tokyo, 1.5 million residents could be forced to evacuate and that it would take them around half a day to leave. The Cabinet Office, which serves as the secretariat for the panel, released the estimates on Monday. The panel studies measures against floods in the area. Arakawa River runs through 5 wards in eastern Tokyo, including Koto and Edogawa. Many of them stand at sea level and are susceptible to floods and high tide.

- Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the former foreign minister of Germany, was named as the country's new president. The election was held on Sunday in an assembly made up of members of parliament and representatives from Germany's 16 states. Steinmeier won 931 of the 1,239 votes. He will assume the largely ceremonial post next month, succeeding Joachim Gauck, who steps down after a 5-year term.

- According to a White House official, US President Donald Trump will take all possible ways to implement his travel ban on refugees and travelers from 7 Muslim-majority countries. Trump's chief policy adviser Stephen Miller said on an ABC television program on Sunday that the president has the power to suspend the entry of aliens when it's in U.S. national interest.

- A Mexican woman who illegally entered the United States for over two decades was detained and deported earlier this month. 36-year-old Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos moved to Arizona with her parents illegally when she was 14 years old. She gave birth to 2 children in the US, and was granted leniency during the Obama administration. Reports told that she is the first people to be affected by President Trump's crackdown on illegal immigrants. Garcia de Rayos was arrested in 2008 when authorities raided her workplace and found she was using a fake social security number.

- The ultra-exclusive and ultra-tough Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet was unveiled prior to next month's Geneva Motor Show premiere. The newest addition to the Mercedes-Maybach lineup features special rear seats, a rear soft-top, Individual Entertainment System, and a V12 BITURBO engine. It will be limited to 99 units and in stores this autumn.

2018 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet

- Toy car company Majorette unveiled their own set of 1/64 scale Vision Gran Turismo diecast models as seen from the Gran Turismo 6 game.

- See Top Gear's Rory Reid driving the Aston Martin Rapide S round the Furka Pass.


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