Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Let's Do The News! (July 18, 2017)

- The Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar expresses hope that President Rodrigo Duterte's State Of The Nation Address next week will be a longer and meaningful speech.

- PISTON Chairman George San Mateo hinted of a possible larger transport strike soon following the rally on Monday in Mendiola, Manila regarding their opposition on the planned PUV modernization of the government. According to the group if they are still neglected by the President they will launch a three-day-transport strike this coming August.

- The Department of Environmental and Natural Resources is currently investigating the claim that an area in Boracay, known for its sanctuary for endangered fruit bats, is being cleared. According to a certain environmentalist group, a certain private developer is clearing the area near the Puka Shell Beach at Barangay Yapak, well known for its sanctuary of the endangered fruit bats. The area was issued a “no-building zone” by the DENR for the growth and inhabitants of the animals.

- Egypt will end visa-free entry for Qatari nationals with some expectations, according to the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, the latest measure taken against Doha which Cairo and three Gulf governments are boycotting. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt imposed sanctions on Qatar on June 5, cutting diplomatic and transport ties with the tiny Gulf monarchy, after accusing it of financing militant groups and allying with their regional arch-foe Iran. Doha denies the accusations.

- A centenarian Japanese doctor who saw patients until just months before his death and helped set up the medical systems that have made Japan one of the world's longest-lived nations died on Tuesday at the age of 105.

- Actress Judy Ann Santos is currently earning praises from netizens after she was caught going through her daily grind at the mall sans bodyguard and even obliged fans for selfies.

- During the summer meeting of the National Governors Association, Tesla boss Elon Musk predicts that cars in the next decade will be autonomous.

- A new trailer for the upcoming Blade Runner 2049 film is now up.


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