Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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

- President Rodrigo Duterte is hoping that Martial Law in Mindanao will get extended until the end of the year. Thru a letter to Congress, Duterte detailed his desire to extend the Martial Law in Mindanao for six more months.

- 31 individuals were arrested in a one-time big operation due to being involved in crime and violating Caloocan City ordinances. The operation was conducted in four barangays, from Brgy. 117 up to Brgy. 120, of the BMBA Compound and ended at about 2300.

- 10 bus terminals in the stretch of EDSA will be closed by the MMDA due to the violation of the "Nose in, Nose out Policy".

- Communist Party of the Philippines founding Chairman Jose Maria Sison warned that peace talks between the government and their group will fail if the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao will extend until year's end.

- The Philippine National Police promises to allow the protest movements of militant groups to get near the Batasan Pambansa Complex during President Duterte's second SONA.

- The United States has issued a travel advisory to its citizens currently in the Philippines to avoid Marawi City and Sulu due to kidnapping threat to foreign tourists by terrorists and rebel groups.

- US President Donald Trump's voter commission is now facing at least seven federal lawsuits.

- Mercedes-Benz unveiled their first-ever pickup truck, the X-Class. Based on a Nissan pickup truck, the X-Class comes with three styling packs and a choice from a 2.3L diesel to a V6 diesel with permanent all-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox.

2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class
- Former Doctor Who David Tennant, Sherlock writer Mark Gatiss, and Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke are now part of the cast of the upcoming Thunderbirds Are Go animated series, according to reports.


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