Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Let's Do The News! (July 25, 2017)

- Over two million pesos worth of illegal drugs was confiscated in a condominium in Makati City last night. With a search warrant, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and Makati City officials searched the condo unit of a certain Joanne Cuachon, a speculated drug pusher.

- Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, accompanied by her mother Representative Imelda Marcos, attended today's Congress meeting on the issue regarding the alleged misuse of tobacco funds.

- After President Rodrigo Duterte's demands to the United States to return the Balangiga Bells on yesterday's SONA, the The US Embassy in Manila vowed to solve the issue on the Balangiga bells seized by the Americans more than a century ago.

- The Venezuela crisis has entered its pivotal week as foes of socialist president Nicolas Maduro pull out their stops to stop a controversial congress. The unpopular leftist leader is pressing ahead with the vote for a Constitutional Assembly on Sunday despite the opposition of most Venezuelans, a crescendo of international criticism, and some dissent within his ruling Socialist Party. Most critics feared that Maduro's congress is intended to institutionalize dictatorship in the OPEC member country.

- Pop star Justin Bieber cancelled his remaining concert dates under the Purpose World Tour. He is supposed to perform in countries like the Philippines, the China (which banned him due to bad behavior), Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Bieber's saddened with his decision but he would rather choose to rest for a while after 150 shows during the past 18 months.

- A specially-prepped Subaru WRX STi Type RA NBR Special lapped the Nurburgring in 6:57.5, which is half-a-second slower than the Porsche 918 Spyder but quicker than the Lamborghini Aventador SV.

Subaru WRX STi Type RA NBR Special

- The stars of last year's hit anime film "your name.", Taki Tachibana and Mitsuha Miyamizu, finally gained a Nendoroid treatment.

Nendoroid Taki Tachibana and Mitsuha Miyamizu

- The 25th James Bond 007 movie will be out in theaters on the Fall of 2019. It will be written by long time collaborators and writers of previous Bond films Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, and will be produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Cast, distributors, and director to be determined until further notice.

- Did you know that in Portugal, they've recreated the action from a manga and anime action-comedy series Keijo with a real-life sports league where contestants using their butts to battle just like in the absurd action-comedy series?


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