Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Let's Do The News! (May 30, 2017)

- The Armed Forces of the Philippines manages to gain full control of the Marawi City from the Maute terrorists. According to them, the military is in full control and the crisis' climax is fast approaching but the people are still being gunned down in some barangays but both the AFP and PNP members responding to that very situation.

- House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez belittled the scheduled joint session of the two Houses of Congress, wherein they will discuss about Martial Law declaration. The allies of the Duterte administration agreed to convene in order to discuss the legality of the 60-day Martial Law declaration in Mindanao.

- The House of Representatives has released a subpoena against Ilocos Norte governor Imee Marcos after she failed to appear in a hearing regarding the anomalous use of Tobacco excise tax three times. Also, three other officials of the Province are ordered to be cited in contempt after allegedly lying when asked regarding the procured mini cab in 2011 wherein Php66.4 million was taken from the tobacco excise tax.

- Bangladesh has evacuated at least 350,000 people as a cyclone lashed coastal areas on Tuesday, causing havoc in refugee camps set up for Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Burma. Cyclone Mora struck the island of Saint Martin and Teknaf in the coastal district of Cox’s Bazar, where some 200,000 people were evacuated to shelters.

- As filmmakers in cinemas have almost completely phased out the 35mm format film from the past decade in favor of digital formats, an Indonesian entrepreneur who runs a mobile cinema loves the old format as it means bringing nostalgia and entertainment to the poorer residents of Jakarta.

- US President Donald Trump visited Arlington, TX to honor fallen service members and Gold Star families in his first Memorial Day speech.

- After over a decade, Sony ends shipment of the Playstation3 console for the Japanese market.

- Mercedes-AMG unveiled a special AMG GT3 Edition 50 model for track-day enthusiasts. Limited to five units for track-only purposes, the special model features special 'real black' matte paint, carbon fiber materials, and other special extras including a specially themed watch courtesy of IWC Schaffhausen.

- A trailer for a comedy heist movie Logan Lucky has gone up during last weekend's NASCAR race in Charlotte Motor Speedway. It stars Channing Tatum, Riley Keough, Adam Driver, Katherine Waterston, Seth Macfarlane, Katie Holmes, Sebastian Stan, Hilary Swank, and Daniel Craig. It opens in theaters this August 18.


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