Monday, June 12, 2017

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

- The Armed Forces of the Philippines are still assessing the report that Omar and Mhade Maute, the founders of the Maute Terrorist Group, were killed during the fighting. Meanwhile, government troops will remain on the offensive at all Maute bases.

- The Department of Labor and Employment launched a nationwide job fair alongside with the celebration of the 119th anniversary of the Philippine Independence. Over 1,200 job vacancies for local and abroad and 680 employees participated in the said job fair.

- A year have passed since the deadly Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, and the victims of the said attack are honored at the pre-dawn ceremony.

- Protesters held rallies across the United States to denounce the sharia law, the Islamic legal and moral code that organizers say poses a threat to American freedoms, but critics believe anti-Muslim hatred is behind the condemnation.

- Alpha Conde, President of Guinea, wrote to Saudi Arabia offering to mediate the crisis between Riyadh, its allies and the tiny nation of Qatar, which they cut ties following accusations of backing terrorism.

- The Syrian troops and the Iran-backed militias have escalated attacks against a rebel-held part of the southern city of Deraa, a possible prelude to a large-scale campaign to wrest full control of the city.

- The XBOX One X has been unveiled at this year's E3 showcase. To be on sale this November 7, this $499 XBOX One X will accommodate 4K Ultra HD and 60fps.

- For the first time in history, the all-new 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, the ultimate 911 ever built, was unveiled during the E3 showcase and named as the cover car of Forza Motorsport 7, coming this early October 2017 (Late September for Ultimate Edition purchasers due to early access privilege). The game will have over 700 cars, over 30 tracks, and new and exciting features such as driver personalization. This game is also XBOX One X enhanced to accommodate 4K graphics.

- Bandai Namco and Arc System Works together at last as Dragon Ball FighterZ was unveiled during E3 showcase and it will be unveiled this next year on XBOX One, PS4, and PC.

- Ubisoft celebrates 10 years of Assassin's Creed with the unveiling of their latest installment, Assassin's Creed Origins. Coming this late October for the PS4, XBOX One, and PC, the untold origin tale of the franchise takes players to Ancient Egypt as Bayek, whose story will lead to the foundation of the Brotherhood.


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