Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Let's Do The News! (April 12, 2017)

- 700 residents of Inabanga, Bohol, were forced to evacuate due to ongoing attacks against suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group.

- Days after the deadly Batangas quake, different parts of Mindanao were struck by strings of quakes yesterday. The last was felt in General Santos City with magnitude 5.6 at 11pm Tuesday.

- The EU denied reports that they had suspended free trade negotiations with the Philippines over human rights violations due to President Duterte's war on drugs.

- Some parts of the of the country will spend a rainy Holy Week as a Low Pressure Area has been spotted outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility and could enter by Maundy Thursday. According to PAGASA, there is a very high chance that it will turn in to a tropical depression named Crising. If the direction's maintained, it will affect Eastern Visayas and Mindanao and could make a landfall in Eastern Visayas or the Bicol Region on Black Saturday and or Easter Sunday.

- Neil Gorsuch, US President Donald Trump's pick for US Supreme Court judge, has sworn in to his position despite opposition which resulted the Republicans' abolition to the filibuster of Trump's nominees. In the aftermath of Gorsuch sworn into office, there is a probability that Democrats will win back the Senate in the 2018 midterm elections and if they did, it will increase the chance of blocking the US President's nominees and bills.

- Alleged reports told that over a hundred gay men have been arrested in a "purge" in the Russian region of Chechnya and being held to concentration camp-style prisons.

- After cryptic teasers, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been unleashed and this is the most powerful V8 production car in the world with 840HP unleashed from its supercharged 6.2L V8 engine sourced from the Hellcat, resulting to 0-60mph time in 2.3 seconds and 9.65 seconds in a quarter mile run. It is the first to lift the front wheels at launch and set the world record for longest wheelie from a standstill by a production car at 2.92 feet, verified by the Guinness World Record.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

- The second-generation Buick Enclave crossover has unveiled prior to this week's New York Auto Show premiere. It is the first to feature the new Avenir line of Buicks featuring luxury treatments that set them apart from normal Buicks.

2018 Buick New Enclave

- The first teaser trailer of the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok film has arrived.


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