Friday, August 11, 2017

Let's Do The News! (August 11, 2017)

- A magnitude 6.1 quake was felt all over Metro Manila and parts of Central Luzon on Friday, Aug. 11 at 1328 local time. According to PHIVOLCS, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 5 km southwest of Lian, Batangas, at a depth of 173 km.

- President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a state of calamity in Ormoc City, and Kananga town in Leyte a month after a M6.5 quake rattled it. President Duterte singed Proclamation No. 283 last August 7 to speed up rescue, recovery, relief, and rehabilitation efforts of the government, private sectors, and the several international humanitarian assistance group.

- Senator Leila de Lima will remain in her prison cell, according to the President. in response to the European Union lawmakers who requested that De Lima be placed under house arrest.

- The Commission on Higher Education announced its plan to implement H.B. 5633 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act by the next school year. CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera III explained that the agency will finish the implementing rules this week.

- For four months, texts from the government pinged into every mobile phone in Saudi Arabia ordering “illegal expatriates” to leave the kingdom before the end of an amnesty that expired in late July.

- Daihatsu displayed two concept cars at this year's Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show such as the DN Multisix and the DN F-Sedan.

2017 Daihatsu DN Multisix concept
2017 Daihatsu DN F-Sedan concept

- The 2018 Acura RLX minor change has been unveiled. Donning Acura's new precision grille as seen on last year's MDX minor change as well as the recent TLX minor change, the new RLX features a recalibrated Sport Hybrid SH-AWD inspired by the NSX, new 10-speed gearbox for the normal 310HP V6 variant with P-AWS, and AcuraWatch safety tech with new Traffic Jam Assist.

2018 Acura RLX

- Chevrolet unveiled their 2018 Camaro Stock Car, which will replace the SS for next season's Monster Energy NASCAR series.

- Forza teams up with HOONIGAN for the Hoonigan Car Pack, coming on Forza Horizon 3 next week and on Forza Motorsport 7 at launch.


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