Monday, July 31, 2017

Let's Do The News! (July 31, 2017)

- Magdalo Partylist representative Gary Alejano compares the death of Ozamiz City mayor Reynaldo Parojinog to the death of Albuera mayor Rolando Espinosa. According to him, the incident with Parojinog reminded him of the death of Espinosa who was killed inside his own prison cell in Leyte.

- Alleged members of the New People's Army were spotted in an excavation site in Tanjay City, Negros Occidental, burning numerous construction equipment in Sitio Pilapil, Barangay Caticigan.

- Government forces are in an ongoing manhunt against members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters over the attack on Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu's helicopter.

- Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro's legislative body has claimed a huge turnout in a controversial election for a new Constituent Assembly that would have the power to rewrite his country's constitution. The shocking win shifts the OPEC member country into dictatorship amid deadly protests that killed six people. Over eight million people cast ballots Sunday. The United States has vowed to take strong and swift action against "architects of authoritarianism" for the Venezuelans as a result of the recent "flawed" election.

- Russia's head of athletics Dmitry Shlyakhtin is travelling to London this week to address the sport's governing body in a bid to lift Russia's international ban. The president of Russia's athletics federation will make the speech at the International Association of Athletics Federations Congress on Thursday, a day before the World Championships begin at the London Stadium.

- Driverless cars are banned to operate on Indian roads to protect jobs, according to reports.

- A mysterious roadster from BMW will be unveiled on the 17th of August, ahead of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

- After their successful career in endurance racing, Porsche announced that they will quit LMP1 and the World Endurance Championship at the end of this season as it prepares its 2019 entry into Formula E.

- The Persona 5 game will spawn a TV anime adaptation in 2018.

- Meet the real-life "Run Girls, Run!" idol unit who will appear in the upcoming Wake Up Girls! Shin Shou TV series airing this October.


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