Monday, June 19, 2017

Let's Do The News! (June 19, 2017)

- Jeepney drivers and operators hold a protest against the phase-out of old units. About thousands of drivers and operators launched a "protest caravan" under the coalition of PISTON gathered together in front of National Housing Authority in Elliptical Road in Quezon City.

- The Armed Forces of the Philippines said that the end of the Marawi Siege is fast approaching as government forces now focusing to four remaining barangays where around 100 members of Maute are believed hiding.

- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will likely reshuffle his cabinet to try to shake off his appallingly low ratings due to his suspicions that he helped a friend get favored treatment for his business. Reports citing government and ruling party sources said Abe would change his cabinet in August or September.

- The US Navy confirmed that all seven missing sailors on the USS Fitzgerald were found dead after the destroyer's collision with a container ship off Japan over the weekend. All seven were found in flooded berthing compartments after the collision with a Philippine-flagged container ship south of Tokyo Bay early on Saturday.

- Gunmen attacked a luxury resort outside Mali's capital, Bamako, killing two people in what the security minister called a terrorist attack, while 36 guests were saved. Four gunmen arriving on mootrbikes and a car stormed Le Campement Kangaba, near Dougourakoro, to the east of Bamako, a resort popular with Western expatriates for weekend breaks.

- A blast in the home village of Shi'ite Muslim spiritual leader in Bahrain has killed a member of the security forces and hurt two others. There were no immediate details on the blast in Diraz village, home to Ayatollah Isa Qassim and has been a flashpoint for violence. Five people were killed during a police raid on the village on the 23rd of May.

- The new VW Polo VI has been unveiled and for the first time, it will be offered exclusively in five-door only. The new model will boast new tech, new engine lineup, and new way of driving for VW's compact hatchback in the lineup.

2018 Volkswagen Polo GTi

- Airbag manufacturer Takata is expected to file bankruptcy protection according to reports. This follows the world's biggest automotive safety recall caused by its defective airbag inflators, which saw the Japanese manufacturer of automotive safety components plead guilty to criminal charges and agree to pay one billion US Dollars in settlement.

- Bandai Namco's IDOLISH 7 multimedia project has spawned its long-awaited anime adaptation as well as its spin-off series.

- Three former members of SMAP; Goro Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, and Shingo Katori, left John & Associates Agency as their contracts will end on September 8,


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