Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Let's Do The News! (June 26, 2018)

- The inter-tropical convergence zone will continue to bring down rains showers and thunderstorms over Luzon and Visayas. According to PAGASA, the ITCZ will bring light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms over Metro Manila, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan, Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Sorsogon and Masbate. Thunderstorms are very likely in the afternoon or evening that could trigger flash floods over low-lying areas and landslides over mountainous areas.

- President Rodrigo Duterte has formed a three-man committee to hold dialogue with leaders of the Catholic Church and other groups in the wake of his controversial attacks about the Catholic faith. The President has designated Presidential spokesman Harry Roque, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Ernesto Abella, and EDSA People Power Commission member Pastor Saycon to lead the dialogue with the Church groups.

- Megaworld is opening their second Savoy Hotel in the 25-hectare Newport City in Pasay City on June 28th. Savoy Hotel Manila is Megaworld’s second hotel under its homegrown Savoy brand. The first Savoy Hotel opened in Boracay Newcoast last year while another Savoy Hotel is expected to open in Mactan Newtown next year.

- The death toll from the Vietnam floods has risen to 15.

- CMA CGM founder, Jacques Saade, died at the age of 81. “Jacques R. Saade dedicated his life to CMA CGM. A true visionary and unique entrepreneur, he made his business a world leader in the maritime container transport,” a company statement said in announcing his death on Sunday.

- The US Supreme Court ruled that Texas does not have to redraw the boundaries for the state's congressional districts, a victory for Republicans and a defeat for challengers who said the lines were drawn at the expense of minority voters. The court's 5-4 ruling ends nearly a decade's worth of legal battles over new maps for congressional and state legislative districts following the 2010 census, which gave the state four new seats in the U.S. House of Representatives because the population of Texas had grown by more than 20 percent. Meanwhile, the SCOTUS declined to take up the North Carolina gerrymandering case of Rucho v. Common Cause today. Instead, the Court invoked the reasoning it used last week in remanding a pair of gerrymandering cases from Wisconsin and Maryland which directed lower courts to determine whether plaintiffs met the technical requirement of having “standing” to sue.

- Jaguar pays tribute to the lifting of the Saudi women driving ban with a lap of honor at a circuit in the Arab state with Assel Al Hamad behind the wheel of the Jaguar F-Type.

- In honor of the Bentley Bentayga's Pikes Peak record for SUVs, which was in 10:49.9 with Rhys Millen behind the wheel, they've unveiled the Pikes Peak Limited Edition featuring a special Radium exterior color in honor of the record-breaker. Only 10 units will be made.

Bentley Bentayga Pikes Peak Limited Edition

- Check out the list of actors and actresses who will be getting their Hollywood Walk of Fame next year.


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