Thursday, July 6, 2017

Let's Do The News! (July 6, 2017)

- A Lanao Del Sur official reacts on the recent deployment in Marawi City of two Mandaluyong Police accused of abusing a resident they arrested due to a violation of a city ordinance. The official said the deployment of PO1 Julius Tandog and Chito Enriquez in their city is a big insult to the military and police who paid an ultimate sacrifice for defending peace in the area.

- Members of the Metro Manila Development Authority admits to having problems in apprehending motorists as they start implementing the revised Anti Distracted Driving Act.

- The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration is monitoring a low pressure area inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility. The LPA was last spotted 625km northeast of Basco, Batanes, and it has little chance to affect any part of the country.

- At least 10 people were missing and 400,000 were forced to evacuate from their homes after ecord rains battered southwestern Japan for a second day on Thursday, sending rivers surging over their banks, according to reports. Parts of Fukuoka prefecture on the southwestern island of Kyushu were hit by 774 mm (30.5 inches) of rain in nine hours on Wednesday, about 2.2 times the amount of rain that falls in a normal July.

- The United States is prepared to discuss with Russia for their joint efforts to stabilize Syria, including no-fly zones, according to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He added the US wanted to discuss with Russia the use of on-the-ground ceasefire observers and the coordinated delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians.

- UNESCO removed Australia's Great Barrier Reef from their "in danger" list.

- Government supporters burst into Venezuelan opposition-controlled congress on Wednesday, attacking and besieging lawmakers in the latest flare-up of violence during a political crisis. The melee was another worrying flashpoint in a traumatic last three months for the South American OPEC nation, shaken by opposition protests against socialist president Nicolas Maduro.

- Swiss watch maker, Omega, unveiled a special edition Seamaster Diver 300M "Commander's Watch" in honor of Agent 007 James Bond's "commander" rank, as mentioned in the 007 movie franchise.

- Ford made a special one-off F-150 Raptor themed after the F-22 Raptor, the premiere stealth fighter of the US Air Force. It is set to be auctioned by the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture Oshkosh show to benefit the agency's youth education programs.

- Mercedes-Benz teases the production version of their first-ever X-Class Pickup truck before its July 18 world premiere.


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