Monday, July 24, 2017

Let's Do The News! (July 24, 2017)

- President Rodrigo Duterte promised that he will step down from his post after his six-year term. In his State of the Nation Address, Duterte was honest when he said that he has no intention to extend his term.

- The Palace officials respects former President Benigno Aquino III's decision not to be part in today's SONA.

- More Filipinos travel to Israel, according to the Embassy of Israel. Data from Israel’s Ministry of Tourism showed that around 9,000 Filipinos travelled to Israel during the first half of the year, up 62 percent from 5,600 during the same period in 2016.

- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that their government wanted to maintain stability in the South China Sea as it seeks alliances in the region amid tensions in the disputed waters.

- Nigeria released a photograph of President Muhammadu Buhari, the first in almost three months since he left the country on May 7 for medical leave in the United Kingdom, sparking speculation ranging from his ability to contest the 2019 election for a second term to his death.

- For the 2018 season, all Formula 1 cars will feature the Halo safety device for health and safety issues.

- The Jaguar XJR575 was unleashed, making it the fastest XJ ever made with 575PS from its supercharged 5.0L V8 engine resulting to its 186mph of top speed.

- BMW celebrates 40 years of the 7-Series with the special 40 Jahre model, finished in two special colors; Frozen Silver metallic and Petrol Mica metallic, while giving special touches to the interior.

- 2017 marks the 5th anniversary of the Aikatsu franchise since its 2012 debut and apart from the announced concert happening next year, there's a special PV featuring the stars of both Aikatsu and Aikatsu Stars anime series.

- The title of the Doctor Who 2017 Christmas Special has been announced during the San Diego Comic Con. Titled "Twice Upon A Time", it stars Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor (who tenures ends here), David Bradley as the 1st Doctor, Mark Gatiss, and Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts.


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