Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Let's Do The News! (May 17, 2017)

- Tanauan City Mayor, Antonio Halili, was shocked over the removal of 84 cops from their city and transferred to Binangonan, Rizal. In an interview, Mayor Halili said that he was surprised by the hierarchy of the Philippine National Police since he only asked the removal of one rogue police. He also felt worried after his personal security was also sacked. Halili received death threats over the widespread anti-drugs campaign in Tanauan,

- According to NCRPO Chief Director Oscar Albayalde, 33 policemen from Metro Manila who refused to undergo re-training will undergo termination proceedings.

- Quezon City banned the sale of soft drinks and junk food inside and around schools. Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista has signed the anti-junk food and sugary drinks city ordinance which was approved last May 3.

- Reports told that the People's Republic of China has installed rocket launchers on a disputed South China Sea island, fueling more tensions in the disputed seas.

- Greeks joined a nationwide protest against fresh round of bailout reforms. The protest strike was called by the main public and private sector unions a day before parliament was due to vote on reforms that would unlock the next tranche of funds from an 86-billion-euro bailout.

- Japanese Princess Mako, the eldest daughter of Emperor Akihito, will wed a former college classmate, according to reports, sparking the debate on the ever-shrinking royal family since she must become a commoner after marriage. The Diet is expected to approve a bill on Friday to allow Akihito, 83, to step down, the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in nearly two centuries, after he said last August he feared age would make it hard to fulfil his duties.

- BMW unveiled their details regarding the next BMW M5. It will be powered by the same 4.4L V8 TwinPower Turbo engine which will produce over 600HP of power while mated to an 8-speed M Steptronic gearbox, resulting to a 0-100kph time of less than 3.5 seconds. For the first time, it will be equipped with an M xDrive all-wheel drive system with three different driving modes including 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD Sport, allowing drivers to switch into a rear-wheel drive car or a four-wheel drive.

- Bandai Namco's Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown video game delayed to 2018 release.

- Biohazard Revelations Unveiled Edition will be available on the PS4 and XBOX One at the end of August 2017.

- Did you know that the upcoming Sonic Forces game will feature a character customization feature that allows players to create a character and immerse themselves to Sonic's brand new adventure coming this holiday season?

- Actor Antonio Banderas will play as Ferruccio Lamborghini in an upcoming biopic alongside Saturday Night Live comedian Alec Baldwin, who will play the role of Enzo Ferrari as well.


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