Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Let's Do The News! (May 30, 2018)

- The Commission on Appointment has confirmed the ad interim appointment of Secretary Menardo Guevarra to the Department of Justice. Guevarra received the CA’s nod Wednesday as the appointments body held its last session before going on a sine adjournment.

- The Philippine government set to raise militarization issue in meeting with China, according to a top security official. National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said the government has expressed concern about the military buildup in the disputed region and has raised such matter in a bilateral dialogue with China.

- With President Duterte's certification of urgency, Congress has approved yesterday a bill authorizing a supplemental budget of 1.161 billion pesos to provide assistance to Dengvaxia patients.

- US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that the United States would continue to confront what Washington sees as China’s militarization of islands in the South China Sea, despite drawing condemnation from Beijing for an operation in the region over the weekend.

- The latest GT SPORT update has been introduced with the return of Circuit de la Sarthe and nine additional vehicles, with other extras.

- Following last weekend's announcement that seiyuu Hisako Kanemoto (Afterglow's Tsugumi Hazawa from Bang Dream) will take a break to study overseas, Bushiroad announced that they will not replace her while she's studying abroad and returning next year.

- Big Pokemon news on the radar! Two new Pokemon games are coming on the Nintendo Switch now and later. First up is the free-to-play Pokemon Quest game where players can befriend Pokemon and uncover hidden treasures around Tumblecube Island. It's available to download now. Next up, coming this November 2018 is the newest RPG game called Pokemon Let's Go where players return to the Kanto region with Pikachu or Eevee alongside. It incorporates new ways to play in this modern take of a classic game such as two-player gameplay and Pokemon GO integration. Following these announcements, Nintendo announced that a new generation of Pokemon game is coming next year.

- Broadcaster Atom Araullo breaks silence a week after Citizen Jake director Mike Leon made scathing remarks not just his on-film performance but also went as far as calling his broadcast journalism inferior.

- Singer Sitti announced that she is pregnant.


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