Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Let's Do The News! (May 23, 2018)

- President Rodrigo Duterte plans to revive the rigid training of police recruits to the Philippine National Police from the Philippine Public Safety College to prevent entry of rogue men. The President said he wants to bring back the “militaristic” training to the police force, admitting the current training system has produced some “lousy men” and wayward cops.

- Yesterday, the Malacanang appeals to the Department of Public Works and Highways to ensure structural strength and safety of government projects. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque made the appeal to the DPWH to prevent a repeat of the Cavite incident amid the ongoing implementation of the government’s “Build, Build, Build”infrastructure program.

- Senate President Vicente Sotto III admitted that he is uncomfortable with China’s building of artificial islands in the West Philippines Sea, but maintained that the government should pursue diplomatic approach in dealing with the powerful country in its militarization of the disputed waters.

- Authorities were racing to close off production wells at a geothermal plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. Workers were capping the 11th and last well at the plant to prevent toxic gases from wafting out after lava entered, then stalled, on the property near one of the new volcanic vents.

- Texas Governor Greg Abbott convened the first in numerous discussions on school safety, declaring in response to last week's shooting near Houston, “We all want guns out of the hands of people who would try to murder our children.” The governor called the meetings after the attack on Santa Fe High School, where eight students and two teachers were slain Friday in an art classroom. The initial gathering involved school districts that arm some teachers or hire local police for security.

- US President Donald Trump declined to say whether he has confidence in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, escalating pressure on the Justice Department as his White House negotiated rare access to classified documents for his congressional allies.

- Stacey Abrams, a Democrat candidate, won the primary for the race to become Georgia state's next governor.

- Mercedes-Benz previews their upcoming "Factory 56", located somewhere in Sindelfingen, and the heart of the production not just for the next S-Class but also EQ electric vehicles.

- Volvo in UK are offering test drives via Amazon Prime Now service.

- Ryu Ga Gotoku (Yakuza) 3, 4, and 5 games are coming to PS4 with 3 coming this August 9.

- BIOHAZARD 7 -resident evil- is coming to Nintendo Switch on Thursday with a Cloud Version.

- Sony says that the Playstation4 console is reaching its "final phase of life cycle" as the company plans to leverage recurring membership revenue and existing IP.


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