Saturday, July 22, 2017

Let's Do The News! (July 22, 2017)

- A group of anti-martial law protesters interrupted the Congress' session at the Batasang Pambansa over alleged human rights violation in Mindanao. About 15 members from the League of Filipino Students and National Union of Students of the Philippines were arrested after releasing banners protesting against Martial Law in Mindanao during a meeting between Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana and Act Partylist Rep. Cong. Antonio Tinio.

- President Rodrigo Duterte says he will never visit the United States, which he called a "lousy" country following remarks by Massachusetts Congressman James McGovern, who told a hearing of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission that he would protest against such a visit if U.S. President Donald Trump followed through on an invitation to the firebrand Philippine leader.

- The low pressure area has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility as Tropical Depression Fabian. It was last spotted 110 km south of southwest of Basco, Batanes.

- White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced that he will step down from his position after six months. Following his resignation, US President Donald Trump named Anthony Scaramucci, his longtime supporter and Wall Street financier, as the White House communications director - an appointment Spicer vehemently opposed. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Spicer's deputy, will take over as White House press secretary amid a chaotic West Wing shakeup of communication and legal staff.

- Fresh from Sand Diego Comic Con, here's what you can expect in the upcoming Nickelodeon TV special, Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie.


- Disney announced during the SDCC that the special Milo Murphy's Law episode pays tribute to Phineas and Ferb with a special crossover coming this 2018.

-  There was once a level that didn't make the cut in the original Crash Bandicoot for being too difficult. It's called Stormy Ascent and you can now play the never-before released level in the Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy on the PS4 as a DLC! Are you prepared for the worst?


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